Vietnam issues criteria for model rural commune
Updated at Tuesday, 12 Jun 2018, 17:59
The Hanoitimes - Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue has just signed a decision issuing criteria for model new-style rural commune in 2018-2020.
Under the decision, there are four groups of criteria that a rural commune should meet in order to earn the title, as follows:
The first group of criteria: production - income - household poverty rate: A model rural commune must have concentrated production areas for local key products that meet quality and food safety standards, ensure profits and resilience to climate change. It also must have at least two new-style profitable cooperatives.
The per capita income at the commune must be at least 1.5 times higher than the level at the time it was recognized as a new-style rural commune.
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The commune also has no households living under the poverty line, except for those who are beneficiaries of social welfare or who fall into poverty due to natural calamities, accidents and serious illness.
The second group of criteria: education - health care - culture: At least 90% of children in the commune should go to kindergarten, and 100% of six-year-old children go to elementary school. At least 95% of local 11-year-old children must complete elementary education and the remaining should be attending elementary school. Also, at least 95% of youths from 15 to 18 years old in the commune must be attending general secondary school, regular educational center or vocational school.
The commune’s clinic must meet requirements to provide medical check-ups and treatment for patients covered by health insurance; at least 95% of the local permanent residents participate in health insurance and at least 90% of residents have their health regularly checked.
The commune must regularly hold cultural and sport activities that attract the participation of at least 60% of permanent residents, and each village in the commune must have at least one art group or cultural-art club that operate regularly.
The third group of criteria: environmental protection: at least 90% of solid waste is collected and treated in accordance with regulations, and at least 50% of daily waste is classified and treated.
At least 60% of roads in the commune should have water drainage ditches, with trees and flowers planted along.
The commune must have some forms of environmental protection organizations such as cooperatives, groups or clubs operating regularly in collecting waste, cleaning up the environment and carrying out communication activities on the environment.
At least 90% of local households engaging in animal husbandry must have hygienic breeding facilities, and 100% of households engaging in production and business activities must meet standards on waste and waste water discharge.
During the three consecutive years before the year the commune applies for the title of model new-style rural area, the commune should not have any case of illegal petitions involving large numbers of people and any local residents committing crimes. The local administration must ensure transparent and effective administrative procedures.
The Prime Minister requires relevant ministries and agencies to issue guidance on implementing the criteria for model new-style rural communes in 2018-2020.