Red River Delta and North Central regions see major progress in rural modernisation

Saturday, 2019-08-17 17:08:04
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The conference to review the programme to build new rural areas in the Red River Delta and North Central regions. (Photo: VGP)
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NDO - Nearly 70% of communes in the Red River Delta and North Central regions have been recognised as new rural areas, up 48% from the end of 2015 and surpassing the national average of 50.26%.

The figures were announced at a conference reviewing the rural modernisation programme held in Nghe An province’s capital city of Vinh on August 17.

On average, communes in these two regions have met 17.4 out of 19 criteria, higher than the national average of 15.26.

The Red River Delta and North Central regions also have 41 districts recognised by the Prime Minister as new rural districts, accounting for almost half of the country’s recognised districts.

Praising such an outstanding result, Deputy PM Vuong Dinh Hue stated that the two regions are home to the brightest spots and the most innovative measures in the programme to build new rural areas.

The two regions are also looking into new matters such as rural tourism, solid waste classification and adaptation of agriculture to climate change as the basis to formulate a new agenda for the programme beyond 2020.

The Deputy PM noted that building new rural areas has a starting point but will never end, cautioning against complacency, especially in recognised communes and districts.

He urged provinces in the Red River Delta and North Central regions to continue upholding their pioneering role and coming up with new ideas in new rural construction that can be replicated in other regions.

Deputy PM Hue also suggested increasing rural tourism in connection with the two regions’ rich historical and cultural sites as well as further completing the necessary infrastructure to facilitate local residents’ lives and production activities.

At the conference, scientists, experts and provincial representatives made many presentations to share their experience and propose solutions to continue implementing the programme effectively and successfully.