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My Tho city successfully completed the task of building rural areas of new development model

On the morning of June 17th, 2020, the People's Committee of Tien Giang province held a ceremony to announce the Decision No 517/QD-TTg of the Prime Minister recognizing My Tho city to complete its responsibility of building a rural area of new development model in 2019. Attending the ceremony there were Mr. Nguyen Van Danh - Member of the Party Central Committee, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Council, former leaders of the provincial Party and authorities of different terms; leaders of the provincial People's Council and People's Committee; leaders of the provincial government departments, branches, and social, political, and professional organizations; leaders of district-level authotities and officials and  representative citizens of My Tho city.

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Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Pham Anh Tuan - Vice Chairman of the People's Committee appreciated the achieved results of My Tho city in the process of building rural area of new development models, and at the same time requested the city leaders to continue furthering  its achievements and improving the material and spiritual life of the local people.

My Tho city has 11 wards and 6 communes with a total natural area of over 8,154 ha, more than 78% of which is the rural area. The city population is nearly 230,000 people, over 40% of whom live in the rural area.

Implementing the National Target Program on Building Rural Areas of New Development Model has been considered as the dream and expectation of the people in the suburban communes with objectives to create a new look for their places and new vitality to improve their material and spiritual life; build appropriate economic infrastructure; create favorable conditions for economic structure and suitable models of production, link agricultural development with industry and services; connect rural development with urban development; change a rural areas towards democratic, equitable, stable, and rich in cultural and national identity, friendly ecological environment and good national defense and security, and safety of social order, etc.

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To implement the Provincial Party Committee's Resolution No 04-NQ/ TU, issued on July 13th, 2011, on leading the process of building rural areas of new development model in the province up to 2020 and the Resolution No 13-NQ/TU, issued on October 6th, 2011, of My Tho city Party Committee, in recent years, the city authorities of all levels, sectors and inhabitants have united to strictly follow each of the criteria of building the new-model rural communes according to the proposed schedule. Based on the real situation, the city leaders selected 2/6 communes, namely Tan My Chanh and My Phong to focus on their development.

In 2014, Tan My Chanh was the first commune of the province which was recognized to meet criteria of building as a rural area of new development model, and one year later My Phong commune (in 2015) and Trung An commune (in 2016). Drawing experiences of building 3 communes, the city Party Committee continued to mobilize resourses on building the remaining 3 communes into rural areas of new development model as expected. In 2018, Phuoc Thanh and Dao Thanh communes successfully completed them fast and then Thoi Son commune as the last one.

Up to now, all the communes in My Tho city have their cultural houses meeting the standards as required and built more 40 cultural houses and sports units in all of their hamlets; 4/6 communes have developed cooperative economic models; the average income of local people has increased to 53 million VND/person/year; the ratio of multidimensionally poor households has decreased to 0.99%; all of them have built up a production model based on value chain and all of the communes of My Tho city have just been recognized as communes of new rural development model.

In the last 10 years (2011-2020), My Tho city has mobilized a variety contribution VND 1,500 billion including over VND 300 billion from the local people to implement the National Target Program on Building Rural Areas of New Development Model. Both the political system and the city residents have agreement and strong determination to carry out this task. Notably, the people voluntarily donated more than 65,000 m2 of land worth hundreds of billion dongs to develop rural road systems. Particularly, inhabitants in these 6 communes contributed over VND 75 billion to building the road systems. Policies of social security and supporting local people to develop their production continue to have a great attraction by the city administration.

It can be said that the surrounding communes of the city now have a new look with a complete system of clean and beautiful roads and more nice looking and spacious roadside houses; well socio-economic development; the people's lives much improved time by time, etc. Mr. Pham Nguyen Khang, an inhabitant in Dao Thanh commune excitedly said: "My Tho people are happy to hear that the city has completed the task of building rural areas of new development model".

I see the roads be spacious, nice looking and much better than before. I hope that in the future, My Tho city will continue to invest upgrading these communes so that the people will have happy life and more developed as other cities in the country. And Mr. Muoi Vi, a 57-year-old excellent famer in My Luong hamlet, My Phong commune said: "Since My Phong became a rural commune of new development model, the people here are very excited and happy; the roads are clean, green and beautiful; the security situation and environment are good and easier for production and daily activities. It is really a new rural development model! ".

In order to achieve the above results, the city Party Committee and People's Committee have synchronously implemented the related tasks and solutions, and mobilized the entire political system to promote the comprehensive development of the agricultural production, improve the local people's lives and the beautiful view of these communes. In particular, the city has regularly carried out the propaganda activities incorporated in the movement "All people unite to build cultural life in residential areas".

It has also launched and effectively maintained the emulation movement "My Tho people build rural areas of new development model together". Besides, it has organized many classes of industrial promotion, agricultural extension and vocational training for rural labour to create a skilled workforce with high technical expertise, contributing to the socio-economic development and rural labour restructuring. At the same time, providing more training in new sectors and increasing the scale of strong industries have been to create more jobs for local citizens. Furthermore, encouraging and facilitating the establishment of new businesses as well as creating conditions for the businesses to operate, and expand their production scale have also been done.

At the ceremony, the People's Committee of Tien Giang province awarded an emulation flag and a welfare project worth VND 3 billion to the Party, government and people of My Tho city for their completing the task of building rural areas of new development model in 2019; and 10 certificates of merit to those who had outstanding achievements in this process. The People's Committee of My Tho city also presented 43 certificates of merit to those who had a lot of contribution to this accomplishment in the 2016-2020 period.

These achievements obviously shows the efforts and determination of the Party, authorities and people of the city to make its suburban areas more and more innovative and prosperous. Rural infrastructure has gradually met the needs of local people, whose material and spiritual life has also been improved, and the gap between urban and rural areas has gradually been narrowed. In order to obtain the above-mentioned results, in recent years, the city Party and government have synchronously implemented many solutions, followed the plan, and especially gained the people's trust and brought the whole political system to building these rural communes of new development model./.

Translated by the Department of Foreign Affairs


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