Dong Thap province plans to mobilize $47 million for gov’t new rural plan

The People’s Committee in Dong Thap province at the heart of the Mekong Delta said it strives to mobilize approximately VND1,094 billion ($47 million) excluding credit fund to carry out the government’s new rural development plan in 2019.

Dong Thap is famous with lotus flower (Photo: U. Phuong)

Dong Thap is famous with lotus flower (Photo: U. Phuong)

Mobilized sources include central state budget of VND223 billion, local state budget of VND188.9 billion, mixed fund of VND529 billion, enterprises contribution of VND51 billion, and resident contribution and other contribution of VND101 billion.
The province planned to mobilize social contributions for retain achievement of communes which have met criteria of the government’s new rural plan and orient to raise the criteria as well as have additional new rural communes in the year. Dong Thap authorities wanted to turn Thap Muoi District into new rural district.
Moreover, Dong Thap authorities planned to improve residents’ living condition and reduce the poor household rate to 1.5 percent as well as raise the rate of people accessing to clean water to 99.5 percent.
Furthermore, the rate of residents buying health insurance will be 85.8 percent.
In addition, the government will carry out re-structuring in agriculture field linking with the government’s new rural plan; plus, more employment will be offered to local laborers as well as more abroad working programs will be popularized.
Last year, the province called for social contribution of more than VND1,489 billion excluding credit fund for the government’s new rural plan and 46 communes in the province met the new rural criteria.

By NGOC DAN - Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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