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“Breakthrough” of agricultural and rural development

12:37 22/11/2018

VND 9,521.392 billion is the total capital of the state budget and capital from the state budget managed by the province, it has been allocated and invested in agriculture and rural areas for the period of 2009 - 2017. That result was due to the synchronous and efficient deployment of mechanisms and policies, thereby, all levels, sectors, people and economic sectors were mobilized to actively invest in agriculture and rural areas, create “breakthrough” for agricultural and rural development.

Farmers in Nam Thanh Commune (Tien Hai) actively take mechanization into the field thanks to the policy of supporting machines and equipment for agricultural production.

One of the breakthrough mechanisms and policies to create the background for agriculture and rural development is to support the investment in infrastructure of new rural area under Decision No. 09, Decision No. 02 and Decision No. 19 of the Provincial People’s Committee.

Mr. Pham Van Dung, Director of Department of Agriculture and Rural Development said: This is the mechanism and policy of great significance, it not only mobilizes the initiative and creativity, but also contributes to solving difficulties for the localities in the process of deploying the new rural construction, promoting the emulation movement of building new rural areas to become widespread at the localities in the province. With 1,281,854 tons of cement to support the localities, it “stimulated the demand” so that socio-economic infrastructure projects were invested, constructed in a spacious and modern way, served well the people’s lives. Up to now, the whole province has hardened 1,142 km of canals at grade 1, type 3 (reaching 62%) and dredged thousands of kilometers of rivers; constructed and upgraded 3,539 km of traffic roads inside the field (reaching 74%); 1,053.47km of communal arterial road (reaching 78%); 1,887.03km of the hamlet arterial road (reaching 85.53%); 2,976.35km of branch roads at grade 1 of hamlet axis (reaching 91%); 2,141km of lane of hamlet; 28 pumping houses, 248 dams; built 140 secondary schools, primary schools and kindergartens; 35 communal cultural houses; 926 hamlet cultural houses; 178 medical stations; 126 markets; 99 communes completed the upgrade of rural power network; 206 garbage disposal areas and incinerators; 62 communal sports yards; 88 hamlet sports yards. The province has 200/263 communes and 1 district (Hung Ha) reaching the national new rural standards, exceeding the targets of the Resolution of the 19th Provincial Party Committee Congress and the targets  of the Resolution No. 26-NQ/TW, the average rate is 17.81 criteria/ commune. In addition, the province also promulgated the mechanisms and policies to create incentives for production development such as: support the production of reproductive oyster breeding and oyster processing under Decision No. 05/2012/QD-UBND, support the development of farm breeding under large scale under Decision No. 16/2012/QD-UBND, support the collection and treatment of domestic waste under Decision No. 15/2014/QD-UBND...

Mr. Tran Huy Quan, Vice Director of Department of Planning and Investment said: In order to strengthen the management and operation, the Department actively advised the provincial People’s Committee to promulgate regulations on organizing, approving, adjusting and announcing the master plan for socio-economic development; planning for main sectors, fields and products in the province; regulation on investment supervision and evaluation in the province; on such basis, facilitate the departments, sectors and localities to effectively implement the promulgated mechanisms and policies.

 

Not only promulgating mechanisms and policies for development of agricultural production and construction of new rural areas, the province also promulgated many mechanisms and policies to encourage enterprises to invest in agriculture and rural areas.

From 2008 to the end of April 2018, in the province, 92 projects registered to invest in agriculture and rural areas with total registered investment capital of VND 5,271 billion, in which the fields of farming, breeding and aquaculture have 40 projects; the field of rural water supply has 30 projects; the field of rural domestic waste treatment has 4 projects and the field of agricultural processing and aquatic product has 18 projects. The projects put into operation have contributed positively to promoting economic development, creating stable jobs and improving people’s lives. Many big breeding projects put in operation have contributed significantly to the overall growth of the agricultural sector such as cow breeding project of Viet Hung Company Limited (Hong Minh commune, Hung Ha district), pig breeding project of Hoa Phat Breeding Development Joint Stock Company (Thuy Duyen Commune, Thai Thuy District)...

The field of clean water supply in rural areas has been paid attention, directed the implementation and supported by the province under Decision No. 12, Decision No. 19 on mechanisms and policies on incentives, investment encouragement, exploitation management of clean water supply works in rural areas and achieved very positive result. By 15 September, the province has attracted the construction investment of 59 clean water projects, implemented the supply of clean water to 100% of communes and towns in the province with the total number of households connecting, using clean water of 95.5%. The provincial People’s Committee has decided to support 50 works with the total support expenditure to 26 September reaching VND 404,933 billion, in which the allocated amount was VND 185,155 billion.

Promptly and efficiently deploying the mechanisms and policies, agriculture and rural areas of Thai Binh are increasingly prosperous. The average growth rate of agriculture, forestry and fishery in the period of 2008 - 2017 was 3.96%, exceeding the target set forth in Resolution No. 26-NQ/TW, in which farming increased by 1.23%, breeding increased by 6.42% and fishery increased by 8.64%. The agricultural economic structure has also shifted in a positive way, gradually reduced the proportion of farming and increased the proportion of breeding and fishery sectors.