Nhan Dan - Hanoi city will focus on improving the standard of living in its rural areas by calling on its residents to take part in the "Joining hands to build new rural areas" campaign.
The campaign was launched yesterday by the Hanoi Party Committee, People's Council, People's Committee and the city's Fatherland Front Committee.
Hanoi now has more than 4 million people living in 401 communes, accounting for 63% of the city's population. The model for new rural areas has been implemented in some of the rural communes for two years and has gained good results so far.
The city authorities aim to complete the plans for building new rural areas in 100% of the city's communes by 2012 and by 2015, 40% of the communes will have finished building new rural areas.
It is also expected that 70% of the city's communes will have completed their new rural areas by 2020 and 100% will achieve the target by 2030.
The launch was attended by Politburo member and Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee, Pham Quang Nghi, along with Party Central Committee member and Chairman of the city's People's Committee, Nguyen The Thao.