Viet Nam News
LẠNG SƠN — A total of 317 households have donated more than 102,000sq.m of land to conduct 29 projects related to advancing infrastructure in Đình Lập District, in the northern Lạng Sơn Province from 2013-18.
Last year, two more communes in the district, Bính Xá and Bắc Xa, were developed.
Hoàng Thanh Đạm, deputy chairman of the Đình Lập District People’s Committee, said the committee joined hands with concerned organisations to educate to local residents on the benefits of a new lifestyle created by development to encourage them to volunteer to join the projects.
Since the beginning of last year, local authorities held more than 70 talks about building a new rural lifestyle with the participation of more than 2,300 residents.
Since being educated about the projects and grasping a better understanding of the targets of the programme many local people have volunteered to join.
With the land donated from the residents, five schools and 18 roads were built.
Dương Kim Thọ, head of the Còn Áng Village, Đình Lập Commune, donated nearly 3,900sq.m of his land to build the Bản Chuông-Bình Chương Road. He also gave encouraged 25 other households to join him.
Bế Đức Toàn, a resident in Pò Mát Village in Bính Xá Commune, said that his family was aware of the importance and long-term benefits of infrastructure development.
“Building new rural infrastructure will creating good conditions for the locality’s development, and will ultimately improve local residents’ lives,” he said.
“So my family agreed to donate a part of our land for the community’s benefit,” he said.
Toàn’s family donated 4,600sq.m of land to build the Khe Bủng Road. — VNS