|President Truong Tan Sang examined progress on new-style rural area construction and assessed the socio-economic status of the northern mountainous province of Tuyen Quang yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Khang
TUYEN QUANG (VNS) — President Truong Tan Sang examined progress on new-style rural area construction and assessed the socio-economic status of the northern mountainous province of Tuyen Quang yesterday.
The national target programme for building new-style rural areas, initiated by the Government in 2010, lists 19 criteria to foster socio-economic development, political stability and defence with the overall goal of boosting progress in rural Viet Nam. The list of criteria includes infrastructure development, production capacity improvements, environmental protection and cultural value promotion.
Tuyen Quang's Tan Trao Commune was chosen as a role model for the programme, together with Vinh Thanh Commune of central Quang Tri Province and Hoa An Commune of southern Dong Thap Province. While the three communes satisfied all 19 criteria, these initial achievements were not sustainable, President Sang said at a conference in Tan Trao.
He asked authorities and residents of the three communes to work diligently to maintain their accomplishments so that the communes could truly become role models in new-style rural area building. He also told provincial administrations, State agencies and the business community to continue assisting these localities.
During his stay in Tuyen Quang, the State leader met with local officials, who reported that the province's economy grew by 14 per cent while 2,409km of rural roads were paved and industrial infrastructure was improved. They said the province targeted industrial production value of VND6.5 trillion (US$309 million) and planned to develop cash-crop production and improve the training quality at Tan Trao University.
President Sang urged authorities to devise measures narrowing the income gap between Tuyen Quang Province residents and those in other localities. The province must also prepare to take advantage of opportunities brought by Viet Nam's increasing integration into the region and the world, he added. — VNS