The goal was announced on January 17 by Nguyen Tan Binh, Director of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Binh Duong, at a conference to review the implementation of the program in 2017 and launch tasks for 2018.
By the end of 2017, 94 percent of total communes of Binh Duong had been recognized as new-style rural areas.
|Binh Duong strives to complete the national target program for new-style rural area building in 2018.|
Binh said that the province has associated the new rural building program with its major programs and projects, thus promoting the potential and strength of rural areas. The policy has helped improve transport, health care, education infrastructure of rural communes, while creating jobs and speeding up the urbanization process. Per capita income in new-style rural communes rose to VND 45 million in 2017, he added.
Last year, Binh Duong mobilized over VND 3.03 trillion (USD 133.32 million) for the program, including VND 742 billion, or 24.5 percent, from local people.
The program has brought about positive changes to rural communes, with major infrastructure works upgraded.
So far, 90 percent of rural roads in Binh Duong have been concreted. The local irrigation system has ensured water for all crop area. All locals have accessed power, while 98 percent of them have enjoyed clean water, and 98 percent of the new-style rural communes have had the health care system meeting national standards.
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