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NA Chairman calls for agriculture boost

Update: September, 23/2013 - 09:08
Chairman of the National Assembly Nguyen Sinh Hung argued that as a result, science and technology would play a vital role in improving the situation. He said that scientists should take responsibility for doing research repairing and improving the quality of agricultural production, building rural areas and improving farmers' living conditions.— VNA/VNS Photo

HA NOI (VNS)— Chairman of the National Assembly Nguyen Sinh Hung has stressed that agriculture is Viet Nam's key economic sector and, therefore, boosting production in this field will help the country achieve international economic integration.

Chairman Hung made the statement in Ha Noi on Saturday at a national conference which was held to review the use of science-technology in agricultural development based on a resolution by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Viet Nam.

The NA Chairman, who is Head of the Steering Committee reviewing the resolution's five-year implementation, said that the meeting offered a good chance for participants, including researchers, to share their experiences and contribute to science-technology development, serving the nation's task of building agricultural and rural areas more effectively.

The conference also featured important recommendations on raising the income of farmers through the utilisation of newly-developed technology.

The country's agricultural economic sector had not yet proved its required effectiveness, Hung said, citing the low competitive edge of agricultural products as an example.

He argued that as a result, science and technology would play a vital role in improving the situation. He said that scientists should take responsibility for doing research repairing and improving the quality of agricultural production, building rural areas and improving farmers' living conditions.

Since 2008, the State has spent more than VND2.1 trillion (US$98.7) implementing projects to build laboratories. Technological improvement has already helped to increase productivity and quality while lowering prices, making Vietnamese products become more competitive on the world market. — VNS

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