Twelve out of 18 district of Hanoi recognised as new-style rural areas
ChandraGarran04 22-10-2021, 15:58
Twelve out of 18 district of Hanoi recognised as new-style rural areas

Hong Van commune in Hanoi's Thuong Tin district is among new-style rural areas of the city (Photo: VNA)   

NDO/VNA – Hanoi has so far had 12 out of its total 18 districts and townships recognised as new-style rural areas, while 368 out of 382 communes, or 96.3%, have received the title, according to the municipal Department of Agriculture and Rural Department.

The department reported that 29 communes of the capital city have fulfilled all criteria of advanced new-style rural areas, including 100% of communes in Dan Phuong district.

The remaining six districts are expected to complete all criteria in 2021 and 2022. The 14 communes that have yet to be recognised as new-style rural areas are under verification process.

Director of the department Chu Phu My said that in the third quarter of 2021, COVID-19 has posed many difficulties to the implementation of the new-style rural area building programme.

In that context, Hanoi has issued many drastic, timely and flexible directions to control COVID-19, maintain the supply chain and recover production at the same time. The city Coordination Office for new-style rural area building programme has organised five training courses on online selling for nearly 500 farmers, while launching a pilot model to promote OCOP products and regional specialties via videoconference, said My.

He said that in the remaining of the year, the city will mobilise resources to keep up the progress of the new-style rural area building, while applying measures to prevent the pandemic and boost production recovery at the same time. Other tasks for the period from now to the end of the year is to prepare sufficient supply of foodstuff for the market, especially during the Lunar New Year festival, and strive to raise per capita income of farmers to VND60 million (US$2,635) per year.