Close to 6.7 million poor households and policy beneficiaries gained access to preferential loans worth over 62 trillion VND (2.66 billion USD) in 2018.
Almost 95 percent from Thuan Ha and Thuan Hanh border communes in Dak Song district, the Central Highland province of Dak Nong, have accessed electricity thanks to a local power project in 2014-2020 period.
The implementation of synchronous measures to improve the power supply system has brought a facelift to Vietnamese rural areas, with 99.98 percent of communes nationwide and 98.83 percent of households accessing electricity as of 2017.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has emphasised the need to implement a project on developing rural areas adaptable to natural disasters in six northwestern provinces.
The south central coastal province of Khanh Hoa will mobilise over VND3.1 trillion (US$136 million) for rural development.
The northern province of Quang Ninh aims to have additional 11 communes meeting all new-style rural area criteria in 2017.