|Staff of the An Giang Mechanical Engineering Company display a combine harvester at a competition in An Giang Province. NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung has asked the province to further promote the development of agriculture and rural areas by making full use of links between the Government, businesses and farmers. — VNA/VNS Photo Hoang Hai
AN GIANG (VNS)— National Assembly (NA) Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung has urged the Mekong Delta province of An Giang to promote co-operation between authorities, businesses and the farming community to develop agriculture and rural areas.
Meeting with provincial leaders yesterday as part of his working tour of the region, Hung praised the province's achievements in agriculture, describing it as an important factor of food security in Viet Nam.
Calling on An Giang to modernise its agricultural sector, Hung urged the province to make use of new production technologies and step up vocational training for rural workers.
He highlighted the importance of implementing the Party's resolution on agriculture and farming which has generated economic growth in the region.
The leader also said the resolution would pave the way for improvements in living standards for farmers and contribute to broader economic development.
Hung, who is also Chairman of the Steering Committee for the review of the five-year implementation of the resolution, asked provincial leaders to use their experience to provide feedback on the resolution.
|.National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung asks the Mekong Delta province of An Giang to promote co-operation between authorities, businesses and the farming community to develop agriculture and rural areas.—VNA/VNS Photo
He also called on local governments and people to continue their efforts in building modern rural areas.
An Giang is broadly considered as the nation's ‘rice bowl', with 80 per cent of farmland (297,000ha) and over 63 per cent of its population involved in rice farming.
The resolution was adopted during the 7th plenum of the Party Central Committee, with the province raising per capita GDP from VND6 million (US$280) in 2008 to VND36 million ($1,700) in 2013.
Tax collections also rose 16.5 per cent in the 2011-13 period.
An Giang is the first province in the country to complete its plans for the construction of modern rural areas. It has also demonstrated exemplary co-operation models between the farming and business community.
An Giang's large-scale fields are considered the most successful in the province, expanding from 6,650ha in 2011 to 40,000ha this year and attracting interest from nine enterprises. — VNS