Hai Duong province aims to have 20 percent of its communes recognised as advanced new-style rural areas during the 2021-2025 period.
Illustrative image (Source: baohaiduong.vn)
Besides, 10 percent of the communes are expected to win the status of model new-style rural area.
At least two districts in the province will meet criteria for a model new-style rural area and per capita income in rural areas is set at 55 million VND (2,365 USD).
To that end, Hai Duong needs to mobilise more than 35 trillion VND (1.5 billion USD) for the programme, of which nearly 9 trillion VND (387 million USD) will come from the State budget and 20 trillion VND (860 million USD) from credit loans.
As of September this year, 190 out of the 220 communes in Hai Duong had been recognized as new-style rural areas, reaching 96.3 percent.
A further 11 communes, three districts and a city are expected to receive the same recognition by the end of this year.
Average per capita income in rural areas has reached 42.8 million VND annually, up 14.2 million compared to 2015. Meanwhile, the rate of poor households has dropped to 2.53 percent, while 91 percent of locals have health insurance, up 15 percent over 2015.
Since 2010, Hai Duong has mobilised over 44.4 trillion VND for the programme.