A view of Đà Lạt City. —VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — Đà Lạt and Bảo Lộc in the Central Highlands province of Lâm Đồng and Lào Cai City in the northern province of the same name have accomplished the task of building new-style rural areas.
Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng has signed decisions recognising the fulfilment of the task.
All communes of the cities fulfilled criteria set by the National Target Programme on New-Style Rural Area Building.
Local authorities have paid due attention to upgrading agricultural works. Outstanding results have been recorded in job creation, education, health care, culture, environmental protection, and people’s income.
Particularly, Lào Cai City mobilised more than VNĐ631 billion (U$27.42 million) during the nine-year implementation of the programme.
The National Target Programme on New-style Rural Area Building, initiated by the Government in 2010, sets criteria on socio-economic development, politics, and defence, aiming to boost rural regions of Việt Nam.
The list of criteria includes the development of infrastructure, the improvement of production capacity, environmental protection, and the promotion of cultural values.
After 10 years of implementing the programme, positive results have been recorded, with half of communes nationwide recognised as new-style rural areas. — VNS