Hanoi targets 40% communes qualified for advanced standards of modernized rural areas (23:06 07/08/2020)

HNP - A working group of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development led by Vice Minister Tran Thanh Nam had a meeting with the Steering Committee for the No.02 Program of Hanoi’s Party Committee on August 6. 

At the meeting.

At the meeting, Director of Hanoi’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Chu Phu My said in the first six months of 2020, despite severe impacts from the African Swine Fever and the Covid-19 pandemic, the agro-forestry-fishery sector’s added value increased by 1.61% year-on-year. 
Currently, the city is focusing on repopulating pig herds, My added, saying the city’s pig herds are around 1.22 million, equivalent to 97.5% of pig heads in the same period last year. 
Moreover, the city is giving priority in using technologies in production, for which the model of hi-tech farming in Hanoi are 164, accounting for 25% of total production value in the agricultural sector in Hanoi. 
Regarding the building of new rural areas, Hanoi currently has six districts and 355 out of 382 communes qualified for new rural areas, or 92.9% of the total, of which 13 has qualified for advanced standards. Hanoi has mobilized over VND56 trillion (US$2.41 billion) for the Program No.02 from 2016  to June 2020. 
By the end of 2019, the average income of people living in rural area stood at VND51.5 million per year per person; the rate of people taking part in medical insurance at 88.3%; rate of poverty in rural area down to 0.69%. 
Vice Minister Nam agreed with the objective in building  new style rural areas in Hanoi during the 2021 - 2025 period, saying Hanoi has to better taking advantage of the city’s one commune one product (OCOP) programs. 
Vice Secretary of Hanoi Party Committee Ngo Thi Thanh Hang said Hanoi aims to raise the rate of communes qualifying for advanced standards of new rural areas to over 40% during the next five years. 

By Ngoc Lam

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