Quảng Ninh strives to build new-style rural areas in 2022

August, 20/2022 - 09:35

This year, the province has set a target of all districts earning the title of new-style rural area, and having two out of seven districts in the province recognised as advanced new-style rural areas.


This year, the province has set a target of all districts earning the title of new-style rural area. Photo moc.gov.vn

QUẢNG NINH – The northern province of Quảng Ninh has rolled out a number of measures to complete its goal under the new-style rural area building programme for 2022.

This year, the province has set a target of all districts earning the title of new-style rural area, and having two out of seven districts in the province recognised as advanced new-style rural areas.

Quảng Ninh also aims for 49 out of 98 communes, or 50 per cent, becoming advanced new-style rural areas, and 25 per cent of all communes recognised as model new-style rural areas.

To this end, the provincial Party Committee has requested districts and communes across the province mobilise the synergy of the whole political system and the responsible and active engagement of local residents in the implementation of the programme. This is especially so in criteria related to the environment such as sorting waste at source, ensuring environmental hygiene, and maintaining light, green, clean beautiful and safe residential areas.

Localities are asked to speed up the disbursement of the provincial budget for the building of new-style rural areas as well as capital for socio-economic development in mountainous, ethnic minority-inhabited, border and island areas. They were advised to make use of favourable weather conditions to speed up the progress of construction projects, especially infrastructure projects serving production, ensuring their progress and quality.

For transport projects, the localities were requested to ensure their long-term efficiency and its connections with urban areas.

At the same time, Quảng Ninh will continue to develop new production and connections models, promoting links between industry, service and agriculture and between sustainable rural development and urbanisation. The province will pay greater attention to production models for households that have freshly escaped from poverty and those that live near the poverty line, thus avoiding relapse.

Meanwhile, the province will continue to concentrate on developing education-training and health care, while improving the infrastructure system.

In the first six months of this year, Quảng Ninh saw good progress in the implementation of new-style rural area building programme thanks to the close coordination among local sectors and departments. The locality has reviewed the realisation of criteria for a new-style rural area, thus ensuring the completion of all criteria set for the 2021-2025 period.

Currently, Hạ Long City and Vân Đồn District have submitted their dossiers to seek recognition as new-style rural areas.

Under a decision on new-style rural areas for the 2021-2025 period, a new-style rural commune has to meet 19 criteria in many fields, including planning, socio-economic infrastructure, economy and production, socio-culture and environment. The criteria are specified for different regions.

Specifically, a new-style commune must have 80 per cent of its farming area with active irrigation systems. In general, per capita income must be VNĐ48 million (US$2,100) per year on average in 2022.

The per capita income is VNĐ39 million for northern mountainous and north central regions, while it is VNĐ53 million for the Red River Delta and Mekong Delta regions, and VNĐ63 million for the south eastern region.

The communes should have effectively operating cooperatives and production-selling connection models, implementing origin tracking regulations on their major products and developing farming areas meeting VietGAP standards.

At the same time, they must satisfy criteria on health care insurance coverage, the rate of malnutrition among children under five years old, and the rate of residents having electronic medical records.

They must show strong performance in environmental protection, especially waste treatment system, along with criteria on food safety.

Meanwhile, an advanced new-style rural commune must meet all criteria of a basic new-style rural area along with higher standards across all 19 criteria, according to the decision.

Particularly, the per capita income in an advanced new-style rural commune is VNĐ58 million per year on the average in 2022, and varies from VNĐ47 million to VNĐ76 million per year in different regions. VNS

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