The Prime Minister has issued a set of criteria for a new-style rural commune in the 2016-2020 period, covering 19 different fields.
The targets focus in planning, socio-economic infrastructure, economy and production, as well as culture, society and environment.
General and specific targets in each criterion are designed to suit particular regions: northern midland and mountainous, Red River delta, northern central, south central coastal, Central Highlands, south eastern and Mekong Delta regions.
The socio-economic infrastructure group comprises eight specific criteria while che economic and production organisation group includes four criteria. New rural commune must have asphalt or concrete roads to the district downtown allowing cars to travel in all seasons.
Relevant ministries and agencies are tasked to issue instructions guiding the implementation of the criteria.
The PM’s decision, which will be effective from December 1, 2016, will replace the Decision 491/QD-TTg dated April 16, 2009 and Decision 342/QD-TTg on February 20, 2013 on amendments to a number of criteria on the national standards of new rural areas.