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The imprint of 10 years of building a new rural area

09:11 06/06/2020

Being a purely agricultural province with a low starting point, the rural infrastructure system was still lacking and inconsistent, in 2010, the whole province had 267 communes in the area building new rural areas.

 

Being a purely agricultural province with a low starting point, the rural infrastructure system was still lacking and inconsistent, in 2010, the whole province had 267 communes in the area building new rural areas.

In particular, the average number of criteria was 5 criteria/commune; In the whole province, there were no communes meeting from 15 to 19 criteria; 24 communes met 10 - 14 criteria; 123 communes achieved from 5 to 9 criteria; 120 communes achieved less than 5 criteria. Economic conditions of the people were still facing a lot of difficulties, the poverty rate was high with 9.91%; The per capita income was still low with 13.55 million VND/person/year. Responding to the nationwide emulation movement for joint construction of new rural areas, Thai Binh Province issued decisions, mechanisms, policies and implementation plans in line with the practical situation and requirements of new rural construction in each phase; focused on directing all levels, sectors and localities in the province to promote the strength of the entire political system, arouse the spirit of patriotism and love of the strata of people and mobilized resources to participate in building new rural areas of all economic sectors. Followed the direction of superiors, localities in the province promoted the initiative, creativity, concretized the guidelines and policies of the Party Committees and authorities at all levels into projects, action plans, focused on implementing breakthrough solutions.

After 10 years of implementing the National Target Program on new rural construction, Thai Binh province has achieved impressive achievements. Thai Binh is one of the first 3 provinces in the country that has been recognized by the Prime Minister to complete the task of new rural construction. The appearance of rural Thai Binh has really changed comprehensively, the agricultural economy has changed significantly, the rural infrastructure has been focused on investing in synchronous and spacious construction, people's lives are increasingly be improved. If in 2010, the poverty rate of the whole province was high with 9.91% and the average income per capita was only 13.55 million VND/person/year, by the end of 2019, the average income per capita in rural areas was estimated at 45,648 million VND/person/year, the poverty rate was 2.66%

As the first district of the province to reach the target of new rural construction, over the past years, Hung Ha district constantly implemented solutions to preserve and improve the quality of district criteria of new rural area. Mr. Vu Van Hanh, Vice Chairman of the People's Committee of Hung Ha District shared: The success in building new rural areas of the district is not only thanks to the attention and support of all levels, sectors, high political efforts and determination from the district to grassroots level, but also arousal and promotion of the role of the people, mobilization of resources from the community. On promoting the achieved results, Hung Ha district paid special attention to implement solutions to promote production development, increase income and improve people's lives. Every year, together with maintaining a stable area of ​​rice transplantation, the district also focused on the production of spring crops with an area of ​​over 2,000 ha; the summer crop between two rice crops reached from 400 to 500 ha; winter crop reached 60-65% of cultivated land; many fields planted winter crops with higher income of VND 150 million/ha/crop. Along with the development of agricultural production, the district also promotes the development of industry, handicraft, trade and craft villages to diversify products and create jobs for rural workers. Besides, the district also regularly pays attention to the preservation and maintenance of rural infrastructure; strengthen the management of land, natural resources and environment; promote exploitation of resources to pay debts of basic construction and investment in essential works; focus on building a strong political system, maintain political security and social order and safety in the area.

If during the period of 2011-2015, the whole province only had Hung Ha district meeting the district standards of new rural areas, but in the period 2016-2019, the remaining districts were recognized by the Prime Minister as the national standard for building new urban centers. Thai Binh completed the task of building new rural areas. Dissatisfied with the achieved results, the localities in the province are making efforts and determination to accomplish the targets set for the following years.

Mr. Nguyen Quang Co, Chairman of Quynh Phu District People's Committee said: During the period of 2010 - 2019, Quynh Phu district performed well a number of targets and exceeded the set plan. The growth rate of agriculture, forestry and fishery reached an average of 4.7%/year; The average income of rural population was VND 45.9 million/person/year (an increase of 2.7 times compared to 2010); The percentage of rural labor employed was over 98%. Industrial production, handicrafts, basic construction, trade and services were maintained and had good growth rates. These results contributed to Quynh Phu reaching the target of district’s new rural areas in accordance with the plan. Determining new rural construction to be a key and regular task of the Party committees, authorities, people and having no stop point, Quynh Phu district strived to have 8 communes meeting the enhanced the standards of new rural area by 2020, including 3 commune’s standard model on new rural area; each commune built a typical model of production organization, environmental protection, socio-cultural activities, maintaining order and security.

The national target program on new rural development changed the appearance of rural areas as well as made a clear change in the socio-economic fields in rural areas of Thai Binh. Agricultural production formed and developed many concentrated commodity production areas; new plant varieties and animal breeds with high productivity and quality were put into production; mechanization, application of scientific and technical advances and high technologies were applied to production. Poverty reduction policies brought about practical results; the poor were supported and their lives were improved, making every effort to gradually overcome sustainable poverty. School facilities were invested in the direction of standardization; The results of primary education universalization at the right age and lower secondary education were maintained. Vocational training for rural workers was concerned to be supported. The percentage of people participating in health insurance was high; The rural clean water program completed the covering of localities in the province. Movement of building communes, villages, villages, family culture, cultural and artistic movements, physical training and sports has grown vigorously and widely. The political organization system at the grassroots level was strengthened; The management and administration activities were renovated in the direction of raising the effectiveness and efficiency of operations. The nationwide movement of new rural construction continued to be maintained and developed; The rural infrastructure was strengthened to create a spacious, clean and beautiful appearance, meeting the living and production needs of the people.

 

The farmers in Quynh Phu district develop many production models with high economic value.

With the high determination of both political system and the consensus of all strata, the 10-year journey (2010 - 2019) of new rural construction of Thai Binh has achieved comprehensive results. Thanks to the new rural construction, the homeland of  rice has now "changed its image" and developed impressively.