Four communes in Mekong delta recognized as new rural areas

Four communes in the Mekong Delta were recognized meeting standards of the Rural Development Plan.

Roads in new rural communes are improved (Photo: SGGP)

The plan aims to modernize agricultural techniques, raise yields and improve production quality.

Dai Thanh Commune in Nga Bay Town, Hau Giang Province finished all requirements of the plan on Dec. 24, 2013 with total investment of VND380.8 billion (US$18 million).

The average income of a resident is currently VND23.9 million (US$1,133), an increase of VND6.9 million (US$327) compared to 2010.

The rate of households in poverty decreased from 7.7 percent to 4.07 percent.

Other recognized communes are Long My Commune in Vinh Long Province, My Khanh in Can Tho City, and Trung An in Can Tho City.  These communes were recognized after three years since implementation of the plan. 

The average income of a resident in My Khanh Commune is VND 30 million, said Tran Hoang Lam, chairman of the commune’s People’s Committee.

About 20 percent of communes across the country are expected to complete all requirements of the plan by 2015.

Ben Tre Province is still struggling to have recognized rural communes, said Vo Thanh Hao, chairman of the province’s People’s Committee.

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By Tran Minh Truong - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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