Criteria needed for model rural residential areas: Deputy PM
Updated : Monday, April 16, 2018 10:57 AM (GMT+0700)

DeputyPrime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue has asked the Ministry of Agriculture and RuralDevelopment to create a set of criteria for building model rural residentialareas, gardens and farm households to submit to the Government as soon aspossible. 

Building transport infrastructure in Yen Dinh district, Thanh Hoa province - Illustrative image.
Source: VNA

He made the request at aconference in the central coastal province of Ha Tinh on April 15 focusing onmodel rural residential areas, gardens and farm households with theparticipation of representatives from 63 cities and provinces across thecountry.

According to the Deputy PM,such models will serve as an important foundation to build model rural areas atthe communal and district levels.

He praised localitiesincluding Ha Tinh, Quang Ninh, Thanh Hoa, Quang Nam and Thai Nguyen for theirinitial achievements in the direction, with new rural models meeting localresidents’ aspiration.

Hue highlighted the role ofauthorities in devising scheme to build model residential areas and gardensthat suit the conditions of each locality, adding that regular review is neededto learn from experience during the process. 

The national targetprogramme on building new-style rural areas, initiated by the VietnameseGovernment in 2010, sets 19 criteria on socio-economic development, politics,and defence, aiming to boost rural regions of Vietnam. 

The list of criteriaincludes development of infrastructure, improvement of production capacity,environmental protection, and promotion of culturalvalues.    

To date, as many as 3,289communes nationwide have been recognised as rural areas, making up around 36.8percent of the total communes.

Particularly, localitiessuch as Ha Tinh, Quang Ninh, Quang Nam, Thai Nguyen, Thanh Hoa, Ho Chi MinhCity, Lao Cai, and Quang Ngai have promulgated criteria for model ruralresidential areas, while Ha Tinh and Quang Ninh provinces have created criteriaon building model gardens.


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