Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc visits a booth at the exhibition. VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất
NAM ĐỊNH Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc attended the opening of an exhibition on 10-year achievements in new-style rural area building in the northern province of Nam Định on Friday.
The event was part of a national conference reviewing 10 years of implementing the National Target Programme on New-style Rural Area Building for the 2010-20 period.
Speaking at the event, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyễn Xuân Cường said in compliance with the resolution on agriculture, farmers and rural areas adopted by the seventh plenum of the 10th Party Central Committee, the programme achieved positive results, with half of communes nationwide being recognised as new-style rural areas.
He said over the past more than nine years, as many as 4,665 communes have met criteria for new-style rural areas, accounting for 52.4 per cent of the total while 109 district-level units, or 16.5 per cent of the total, gained the status.
In eight centrally-run cities and provinces, all communes fulfilled the criteria set by the programme, Cường said.
Fact-finding trips to Nam Định, Thái Bình and Hà Nam provinces have been organised yesterday and today to learn about rural construction efforts while a ceremony will be also held to honour individuals and collectives in the emulation campaign “The whole nation joins hands to build new-style rural areas”.
The exhibition introduces achievements in the effort and outstanding products in the One Commune, One Product Programme from 63 cities and provinces, and several businesses.
Prime Minister Phúc and other Party and Government officials attended a ceremony on Friday evening to honour outstanding individuals in building new-style rural areas nationwide. VNS