In Hai Hau district, he urged the local leaders to take action in order to increase the income of local residents, noting that technology should be employed in agricultural production. He praised the district for maintaining a clean environment in rural areas so as to create liveable villages. According to the Government leader, the programme to build new rural areas must not be mechanical but should be suitable with local conditions. PM Phuc said that he expects Nam Dinh province to develop all of its districts into new rural districts by 2019 and Hai Hau district to be a model rural district in Vietnam. Since being recognised as a new rural district in 2015, Hai Hau has seen impressive transformations not only in economic development but also in the environment, social order and local democracy.