The Prime Minister has recently issued Decision No. 276/QD-TTg, requiring the Central Steering Committee of the National Target Program on Building of New Countryside to gear up for achieving the target that by the end of 2015, 20 per cent of total communes nationwide will attain the new countryside standards.
Building new rural roads__Photo: VNA
Other key tasks set forth in the Decision include developing essential infrastructure facilities (roads, irrigation works, schools, clean water supply) to meet daily needs of local residents; promoting production in close association with agricultural restructuring and rural economic restructuring to raise incomes for rural laborers; protecting and improving the rural environment; building a cultured rural lifestyle; maintain rural social order and security; and strengthening the capacity for supervising the program implementation.
Based on the implementation results of the 2010-2015 period and practical conditions, the Committee will have to identify specific targets and solutions for the upcoming 2016-2020 period and allocate adequate resources to achieve them.
The Committee is also urged to guide the implementation of a number of new countryside building criteria; review, adjust and supplement relevant mechanisms, policies and guiding documents; step up the production development under the scheme on agricultural restructuring; promote educational and medical development; and build a cultured lifestyle of the new countryside.
Specifically, the Committee will focus on mechanisms and policies to encourage and support enterprises engaged in agricultural production and industrial and manufacturing investment in rural areas; special mechanisms and policies for the poverty reduction program in order to accelerate the new countryside building progress and speed up the development of disadvantaged and extremely difficulty-hit areas in the Northwestern, Central Highlands and Southwestern regions; and vocational training for rural laborers.-