PM to chair national conference reviewing 10 years of new rural development
VGP – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc will chair a
national conference reviewing the 10-year implementation of the National Target
Program on New Rural Development (NTP-NRD) in the 2010-2020 period, in the
northern province of Nam Dinh on October 19.
The event will also be attended by Deputy PM Vuong Dinh
Hue, head of the central steering committee for the NTPs, and 600 delegates.
A number of activities are scheduled to be held on the
sidelines of the conference, including a ceremony honoring exemplary individuals
in the emulation movement “The whole nation joins hands to build new-style rural
areas” in the period of 2011-2020, and an exhibition on the achievements
throughout 10 years of implementing NRD associated with agricultural
According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural
Development, after more than 9 years of implementation, building new-style rural
areas has really become a movement that has a strong spillover effect and is
enthusiastically responded to by the whole political system and the people
By the end of September 2019, 4,665 communes across the
country (52.4%) were recognized to have meet the standards of a new-style rural
area, with an average of 15.32 criteria per commune. There were no communes with
below five criteria, and 93 district-level units were recognized by the PM to
have met the new-style rural area standards or to have completed the NRD tasks.
Particularly, reports of localities showed that seven
provinces and cities have had 100% of their communes meet the standards of a
new-style rural area, namely Ha Nam, Nam Dinh, Thai Binh, Da Nang, Dong Nai,
Binh Duong and Can Tho.
In general, the NRD task has achieved the five-year
target (2016-2020) nearly two years ahead of schedule, compared to the target
assigned by the Party, National Assembly and Government (50% of communes meet
new-style rural area standards by 2020).