HA NOI (VNS)— Ha Noi has spent about VND8.5 trillion (US$407 million) on its programme for building new rural areas.
The programme has allowed 30 per cent of the city's rural health-care centres to meet national standards, 86 per cent of people living in rural areas to have access to clean water and 135,000 of rural workers to find jobs.
However, the programme has had some shortcomings, including a lack of infrastructure and unsustainable small-scale agricultural production initiatives.
The programme was launched in 2011 under the National Target Programme on building new rural areas 2010-20. — VNS