In 2011, Vietnam’s northern province of Lang Son focuses on directing investment into developing agriculture and rural areas, creating positive changes in growth and shifting economic structure in the direction of improving quality and effectiveness in a move towards sustainable development.
Lang Son is continuing to following policies under the spirit of the 7th
PCC meeting resolution (Term X) on agriculture, farmers and rural areas with the initial focus on implementing the national target program on new model rural areas in the 2011-2020 period. The province selected five communes for the program, including Mai Pha, Chi Lang (Chi Lang District), Hoang Van Thu, To Hieu and Chi Lang (Trang Dinh District).
Aiming to exceed the target on new rural areas, set by the 15th provincial party congress resolution, Lang Son asked every district and city to select at least four communes to into new model rural areas to strive to have 70% of communes reach the new rural areas criterion by 2020.
Accordingly, since this year, the province had measures on supporting budget capital to focus on investment in agricultural infrastructure, such as irrigation and road projects, applying science and technology, training human resources and assisting the plan for new model rural areas. Moreover, shifting economic structure in the direction of intensifying processing industry, forest plantation, and creating jobs will be given prominence.