Tan An city recognised as meeting new rural area construction standards

Saturday, 2021-01-09 15:45:56
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Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh (C) hands over the Prime Minister's decision recognising Tan An city as completing its new rural area construction process to leaders of Tan An city. (Photo: NDO/Thanh Phong)
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NDO – Long An province’s authorities held a ceremony in Tan An city on January 9 to announce the Prime Minister's decision recognising the province’s capital city as having completed the task of new rural area building in 2019.

At the ceremony, Politburo member cum Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh praised local government and the people in their fulfilling of this task, while asking Long An and Tan An city to continue to promote their results and encourage all walks of life to join hands in boosting local socio-economic development.

The deputy PM assigned detailed tasks for Tan An as well as Long An province in continuing to improve quality and ensure the sustainability of new rural area construction criteria associated with socio-economic development and environmental protection, with a focus on production development in line with the restructuring of the agricultural sector towards increasing added value and sustainable development, while mobilising resources for socio-economic infrastructure construction to build a modern rural area with urban development.

At the same time, Tan An city should promote administrative reform and the apply achievements of Industry 4.0 to elevate its communes and meet advanced new rural area building standards.

According to Nguyen Van Ut, Chairman of the People's Committee of Long An province, after nearly nine years implementing the national target programme on building a new rural area in Tan An, the city has garnered significant results, with 100% of communal roads and hamlet roads asphalted and concreted, all 12 local schools meeting national standards, 93% of locals participating in health insurance (an increase of 21% compared to 2010), 77.47% of households having access to clean water (up 74% compared to 2010), per capita income at over VND58 million (an increase of VND44 million compared to 2010), and the poverty rate in 2019 down to just 1.2%.

On the occasion, the authorities of Long An province and Tan An city rewarded 11 collectives and 25 individuals for their outstanding achievements in the movement.