Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Minh Hoan told the conference that new rural building should be based on cultural values and uniqueness of each locality and community.
“Each locality has resources and indigenous knowledge that can be used to tell its own story. It’s necessary to make the local people know that they are respected for their history, culture, and differences. We activate the new countryside, emphasizing on knowledge, happiness, community solidarity and cooperation, and people’s mastery,” said Mr. Hoan.
By February, 2023 Vietnam has 255 district-level units (accounting for about 39.6%) meeting new rural standards and 18 provinces and cities having 100% of communes meeting new rural standards.
5 provinces, including Nam Dinh, Dong Nai, Ha Nam, Hung Yen, and Hai Duong have been recognized by the Prime Minister as completing building new rural areas.
This year, the whole country targets to have at least 270 district-level units recognized as meeting new rural standards, and 7 to 8 provinces and cities will be recognized as completing building new rural areas.