BAC GIANG – To fulfill the target of having nine new-style rural communes, 15 enhanced new-style rural communes, and 11 model new-style rural communes by the end of this year, localities in Bac Giang province are exerting every effort to complete criteria and prepare documents to submit to competent authorities for recognition.
Lao Ho is one of three communes in Yen Dung district selected to be built into an advanced new-style rural area in 2023. Right at the beginning of the year, the communal People's Committee issued decisions and detailed plans to implement this task, while directing Toan Thang village to work hard to achieve the status of model new-style rural area.
A woman in Nghia Hung commune draws posters to promote the building of new-style rural areas.
The commune has focused on building and completing all 19 advanced new-style rural area criteria, striving to meet model new-style rural area standards by 2024. Among outstanding results, all roads have been cemented and all four village cultural centers have become spacious, attracting a large number of people to participate in physical training, and cultural and art activities.
In particular, along the village roads, people have placed flower and ornamental plant pots, painted hundreds of meters of murals and hung posters, creating a bright, green, clean and beautiful rural space.
According to Nguyen Xuan Khanh, Secretary of the Party Committee and Chairman of the People's Committee of Lao Ho commune, after achieving new-style rural standards in 2014, Lao Ho commune has gathered its resources and used funding from higher levels, as well as the people's donations to improve the criteria.
The Party Committee, authorities and people in Nghia Hung commune, Lang Giang district are focusing heavily on building model new-style rural areas. In all eight villages of the commune, mass organisations and people are urgently installing sports training equipment systems, painting murals, cleaning up the environment, trimming trees and making flower paths in public areas.
Bui Van Tam, Vice Chairman of the communal People's Committee said to meet the standards of a model new-style rural area with culture as an outstanding field, the commune has just invested more than 300 million VND (12,300 USD) in installing sports equipment in its stadium and cultural house.
At the same time, it has directed and guided units to establish clubs and organize activities suitable for each target group and age to create something new and attractive, attracting a large number of participants.
The commune chose to develop Khoat village into a smart village with more than 81% of its population granted electronic identification. In the village, the Hung Vuong Multi-sector Agriculture and Development Cooperative’s straw mushroom products are offered for sale on e-commerce platforms, supermarket systems, and collective kitchens.
Nghia Hung has completed 100% of the criteria set for a model new-style rural commune. Currently, the locality is urgently completing some tasks and building documents to submit to the authorities for recognition.
A newly upgraded road in Lao Ho commune, Yen Dung district.
According to the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, the set of 19 national criteria for building new rural areas in the 2021-2025 period basically has a few changes, with some more advanced criteria and targets in terms of rural economic and production development, environmental protection and food safety.
By the end of this year, Bac Giang will have seven district-level units meeting new-style rural standards, fulfilling the target assigned by the Prime Minister; 154 new-style rural communes; 58 advanced new-style rural communes; 12 model new-style rural communes and 350 model villages.
Up to now, Vo Tranh, Truong Giang and Luc Son communes of Luc Nam district have met new-style rural standards; Lam Cot commune of Tan Yen district has satisfied advanced new-style rural criteria; Ninh Son, Tang Tien and Thuong Lan of Viet Yen district and Canh Thuy commune of Yen Dung district have met model new-style rural standards.