(HBO) – Da Bac district of Hoa Binh province on July 11 held a ceremony to mark 40 years since the local authorities move residents out of the Da river basin to serve the construction of the Hoa Binh hydroelectric power plant (1982 - 2022) and receive a third-class Labour Order.

Attending the event were Vo Ngoc Kien, Vice Chairman of the Hoa Binh People’s Council; Dinh Cong Su, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee; and representatives of provincial departments and agencies and the local administration and people.

On behalf of the State President, Dinh Cong Su, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, presents a third-class Labour Order to the Da Bac Party Organisation, administration and people.

For the construction of the plant, between 1982 and 1986, the district moved 2,365 households with 12,397 people from 60 villagesin 18 out of 23 communes.

Four decades later, 100 percent of the communes involved now have concreted roads leading to their centres and per capital income reaching 29.8 million VND (1,273.8 USD) annually.

The entire district has four communes meeting the new-style rural area standards and six products were rated as 3-4 stars under the One Commune One Product programme.

The district has also focused on investing in education, with 25/47 local schools meeting national standards. Its grassroots medical network has been upgraded to better serve people’s demand for medical examination and treatment. Social security and safety has also been maintained.

Recognising such results, the State President conferred a third-class Labour Order upon the district's Party Organisation, administration and people on this occasion.

Addressing the event, Su lauded Da Bac’s efforts and achievements and recommended the district promote solidarity and capitalise on new development opportunities for further growth in a rapid and sustainable manner.

On the occasion, the Da Bac People’s Committee also presented awards to winners of a quiz on the 40th anniversary./.

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