Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has signed Decision No. 1080/QD-TTg recognising the northern province of Ninh Binh's Gia Vien district to meet criteria of a new-style rural area in 2020.
After ten years of implementing the new-style rural area building programme, all 20 communes of Gia Vien district have completed all of its criteria, which helped change the rural face and improve people's spiritual and material lives.
So far, Gia Vien district has mobilised more than 6.2 trillion VND, of which local residents contributed almost 2.4 trillion VND, or 38.5 percent, to complete the programme.
The money was used to build socio-economic infrastructure in the district. Gia Vien built and upgraded 2,358 roads; 105 canals and irrigation works, 158 cultural houses for villages, 20 playing grounds and cultural houses for communes; 62 kindergartens, primary and secondary schools meeting national standards.
In the past few years, Gia Vien district has created favorable conditions for enterprises and business and production establishments to operate. As a result, 3,450 stable jobs were created for local labourers with a monthly average income ranging from 3 to 5.5 million VND.
In 2019, per capital income of local people in the district reached 45.1 million VND while its poverty rate fell to just 2.58 percent.
To date, three districts - Hoa Lu, Yen Khanh and Gia Vien, and Tam Diep city in Ninh Binh province have received the new-style rural area status.
Translated by Nguyen Thuy
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