Hanoi: A sharp decrease in number of poor families reported
Four years after the implementation of the program on agricultural development and building new style rural areas, residents’ standard of living in the suburban outskirts of Hanoi, have been improved, said Dao Duy Tan, Vice Director of the Hanoi Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
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There was a reduction of over 81,600 poor families between 2011 and 2014, reducing the poverty rate from 11.25% to 2.89% in this period. So far the city has helped 121 of 401 communes reach the criteria of the program on building new style rural areas.
Together with it, the socio-economic infrastructure in rural areas has been upgraded, with 100% of villages getting access to power, nearly 95% of rural population having safe water to use and 100% of villages having well-equipped cultural houses. In addition, rural residents’ average income per capita increased from VND14 million per year in 2011 to VND28.6 million in late 2014./.
( Compiled by VNF )