Can Tho asked to take lead in building new rural areas

16:20 | 29/07/2014

VGP – Deputy PM Vu Van Ninh asked Can Tho City to redouble its efforts in building new-style rural areas to become one of the first localities achieving the goals of the national target program.

Can Tho City

The Government-initiated program is ambitious as it is the decisive factor for sustainable development of agriculture and rural areas across Viet Nam. 

To realize the task, Deputy PM Ninh said the city needs to expand the effective agriculture production models in association with restructuring agriculture and combining production, processing and consumption.

In a bid to beef up the implementation of the program, PM Nguyen Tan Dung has recently issued a Directive requiring ministries, agencies and localities to improve the quality of planning on the basis of advantages and key products of each region, ensuring regional connectivity and forming a sustainable production system of agriculture goods.

The building of new-style rural areas should be carried out in parallel with the restructuring of the agricultural sector and application of scientific and technological advances to agricultural production, according to the Directive.

Also at the session, the city’s leaders reported on recent socio-economic development situation. Accordingly, in the first half of 2014, the local economy expanded 8.96%.

The economic structure witnessed positive changes with agriculture accounting for 10.06%, industry 34.47% and service 55.47%.

The total retail sales and service revenues reached VND36,614 billion, up 15.7% and development investment rose 3.2%.

The city created jobs for 22,250 laborers, provided vocational training for 21,247 ones and reduced the poor households down to 3.95%.

By Thuy Dung