The Hanoitimes - The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has helped bring down the poverty rate from 60% in the mid-eighties in Vietnam to 16% in 2016. IFAD aids Vietnam’s climate change response IFAD funds VN’s agricultural development project Gov’t direction on IFAD aid Vietnam – the country with more than 70% of the population living in rural areas – has experienced significant changes with the elimination of hunger, reduction of poverty, and most of all the improvement of livelihood over the past 25 years. IFAD's Associate Vice-President Donal Brown. Photo: IFAD How could Vietnam reduce its poverty rate from around 60% of total population in the mid-eighties to 16% in 2016? The presence of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) since 1993 has greatly helped to drive down the rate in the Southeast Asian country. Over the past 25 years, the IFAD has financed total US$565.4 … [Read more...] about How does Vietnam rural area change over 25 past years?
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Illustrative image (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam will complete the five-year target of the National Target Programme on New-Style Rural Area Building by the end of the second quarter of 2019, with at least half of all communes completing all criteria of the programme. According to Nguyen Minh Tien, head of the central coordination office for the programme, currently, 46.48 percent of the communes, or 4,144 communes, have been recognised as new-style rural areas. In addition, 61 districts have won the title. All communes in three localities – Dong Nai, Nam Dinh provinces and Da Nang city – have fulfilled all criteria of the programme, which was launched nearly 10 years ago. Notably, the southern province of Dong Nai is a leading locality in the implementation of the programme as well as in advanced new-style rural area building movement, which has higher requirements. Currently, the province has had 26 out of 133 communes fulfilling all advanced criteria for … [Read more...] about At least half of communes set to become new-style rural areas in mid-2019
Bridges are built in Can Tho city as part of the National Target Programme on New-style Rural Area Building. (Photo: dangcongsan.vn) Can Tho (VNA) – The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho has set the target of having three more communes meet all criteria for new-style rural areas in 2019, which means all 36 communes in the city earn the status this year. If the target is achieved, the city will complete the goal set by the municipal Party congress for the 2015-2020 tenure one year in advance. Besides, Can Tho aims to have two more districts – Vinh Thanh and Thoi Lai - earn the new rural area status by the end of this year. Towards this goal, the city will focus on implementing projects and programmes supporting agricultural and rural development, particularly those on building socio-economic infrastructure in rural areas. Le Van Tin, deputy chief of the city’s coordinating office for new rural area building, said local administrations should increase … [Read more...] about Can Tho aims to have all communes recognised as new rural areas in 2019
Of the total funding, VND 2 trillion (USD 86 million) will be sourced from district and commune budgets, VND 900 billion (USD 38.7 million) is to come from businesses and economic organizations, and VND 440 billion (USD 18.92 million) from central and provincial coffers. Meanwhile, VND 1.8 trillion will be funded by other development programs and projects. Local communities are expected to contribute around VND 500 billion. VND 60 billion (USD 2.58 million) will be allocated to Yen My, Kim Dong and Phu Cu districts which have registered for the recognition in the year. Photo: thuonghieucongluan.com.vn Each of the 28 communes in the six districts of Tien Lu, Phu Cu, An Thi, Kim Dong, Khoai Chau and Yen My which have yet to earn the status will get VND 10 billion (USD 430,000). Meanwhile, 16 communes registering to become model new-style rural areas for the 2019-2020 period will receive VND 5 billion (USD 215,000) each. Twenty residential areas which aim to … [Read more...] about Hung Yen to mobilize VND 5.6 trillion for new rural area building
A farmer in Xuan Quan flower village, Van Giang district, Hung Yen province, is taking care of her flower garden. (Photo: vov.vn) Hung Yen (VNA) – The Red River Delta province of Hung Yen plans to inject 5.6 trillion VND (240.8 million USD) into the new-style rural area building, aiming to have all of its communes win the status in 2019. Of the total funding, 2 trillion VND (86 million UD) will be sourced from district and commune budgets, 900 billion VND (38.7 million USD) is to come from businesses and economic organisations, and 440 billion VND (18.92 million USD) from central and provincial coffers. Meanwhile, 1.8 trillion VND will be funded by other development programmes and projects. Local communities are expected to contribute around 500 billion VND. 60 billion VND (2.58 million USD) will be allocated to Yen My, Kim Dong and Phu Cu districts which have registered for the recognition in the year. Each of the 28 communes in the six districts of Tien Lu, Phu Cu, … [Read more...] about Hung Yen to mobilise 5.6 trillion VND for new rural area building