Hanoi targets 10 new-style rural districts in 2020

  Hanoi is striving to have 10 districts recognised as new-style rural areas in 2020, according to a local official.

Since the beginning of this year, two more communes in the capital’s Gia Lam outlying district have been recognised as new-style rural areas.

Hanoi has six new-style rural districts, namely Dan Phuong, Dong Anh, Thanh Tri, HoaiDuc, QuocOai and Gia Lam.

To achieve the target, Permanent Vice Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Ngo ThiThanh Hang requested the municipal Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to speed up the disbursement of a 700-billion-VND (over 30 million USD) aid package for districts and communes to develop agriculture, build new-style rural areas, and improve local living standards.

She also asked the department to implement packages to promote agriculture growth and develop key products in animal husbandry and the cultivation of vegetables, flowers, bonsai trees and fruit.

The official said that diseases this year have affected economic development in general and the agriculture sector in particular.

The sector needs to exert more efforts to fulfill its yearly growth target of over 4 percent.

According to director of the department Chu Phu My, the city’s agricultural growth declined by 1.17 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2020 due to the impact of African swine fever and the COVID-19 pandemic.

The national target programme on building new-styled rural areas was initiated by the Government in 2010 with the aim of developing rural regions. The list of criteria includes the development of infrastructure, the improvement of production capacity, environmental protection, and the promotion of cultural values.

Source: Vietnam News Agency

Leave a Reply