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|Tiền Giang Province plans to invest VNĐ110 billion (US$4.84 million) in 270 traffic projects to further the National Target Programme for New Rural Areas and improve traffic conditions in the Đồng Tháp Mười area. - Photo mt.gov.vn|
Trần Văn Bon, director of the provincial Department of Transport, said the department would work closely with local authorities to raise funds from various sources and oversee the traffic projects, which will cover a total of 200km.
Local residents will also be encouraged to contribute their land to traffic projects and irrigation infrastructure.
The department is prioritising certain traffic projects to help 22 communes reach the standards set by the National Target Programme for New Rural Areas by the end of the year.
The National Target Programme for New Rural Areas is developing rural areas, focusing on areas such as infrastructure, education and health care, and reducing poverty and crime.
A number of standards are being used to determine whether a commune, district or city can be classified as new rural areas.
In 2017, Tiền Giang invested VNĐ120 billion for rural traffic development, which helped 17 communes reach the standards of the programme.