The information was released at a conference held on October 7 to review the province’s new-style rural building work over the past decade (2011 – 2020).

Outstanding individuals honored at the event

As heard at the event, investment was focused on rural infrastructure construction as well as development of culture, health, education, and human resources training.

As a result, by the end of 2020, it is estimated that the rate of poor households will be under 1 percent and per capita income will exceed 58 million VND (2,500 USD). More than 71 percent and over 99 percent of local households are expected to have access to clean water and electricity, respectively.

To date, Bac Lieu also has eight communes fulfilling the advanced new-style rural criteria, while all 67 local hamlets have been accredited as model new-style rural areas. Phuoc Long district was recognized as meeting the new-style rural standard in 2017.

Duong Thanh Trung, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, attributed the outcomes to concerted efforts by the political system and people, with residents donating dozens of thousands of square metres of land as well as thousands of workdays for the mission.

The function also revealed a number of the province’s shortcomings during the period in terms of transport, and cultural and educational infrastructure.

Bac Lieu has set a goal of having five out of seven districts satisfying the advanced criteria as well as 15 out of 49 communes meeting the model criteria by 2025. Phuoc Long district and Bac Lieu city, meanwhile, are expected to become model new-style rural areas.

Source: VNA