Role models in building new-styled rural areas honoured

Saturday, 2019-10-19 13:14:41
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PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc presents the Independence Order and the Labour Order to ministries, departments, provinces, cities and central agencies. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended a ceremony in the northern province of Nam Dinh on October 18 to honour role models in the emulation movement “The whole nation joins hands to build new-style rural areas” in the period of 2011-2020.

On behalf of the Party and State leaders, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc presented the Independence Order, third class to Nam Dinh and Dong Nai provinces (the country's first two provinces to complete the task of building new-style rural areas in 2019); the Labour Order, first class to 19 ministries, departments, provinces, cities and central agencies. Nhan Dan Newspaper was also honoured with the Labour Order, first class.

At the ceremony, 13 provinces and cities that made great efforts in building new-styled rural areas, 93 districts and towns meeting all criteria of new-styled rural areas were awarded the Labour Order, third class.

In addition, 175 outstanding communes and 170 typical collectives with outstanding achievements in the emulation movement were also honoured.

Speaking at the ceremony, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc warmly praised collectives and individuals for their outstanding contribution to the emulation movement “The whole nation joins hands to build new-style rural areas” in the period of 2011-2020.

The movement was considered as a wind of innovation, creating a driving force for socio-economic development, he noted.

Also at the ceremony, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc officially launched the emulation movement “The whole nation joins hands to build new-style rural areas” in the period of 2020-2025.

After more than nine years of implementation, the new-styled rural development (NRD) programme has achieved important results, fundamentally changing the rural appearance and significantly improving the material and spiritual life of the people.

So far, as many as 4,554 communes across the country (51.16% of the total) have satisfied all the criteria as new-style rural areas, up 34.01% compared to late 2015. Ninety three district-level units in 37 provinces and centrally-run cities (13.7% of the total) have been recognised by the Prime Minister to have completed the NRD tasks.

The national average has reached 15.26 criteria per commune, with all the communes meeting five criteria or above. The average income per capita in rural areas is now VND35.9 million (US$1,543) per year.