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PM Dung encourages US to invest in agriculture

Update: May, 21/2015 - 10:03
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung receives CEO of US's Dupont Corporation, Ellen Kullman in Ha Noi yesterday. — Photo VNA
HA NOI (VNS) — Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung expressed support for agriculture programmes conducted by the US's Dupont Corporation during his reception for CEO Ellen Kullman yesterday.

The PM hailed the outcomes of co-operation between the Ministry and Agriculture and Rural Development and Dupont over the past 20 years, including producing high-yield varieties and supplying eco-friendly plant protection products.

He also spoke highly of Dupont's help launching large-scale model paddy fields in the central province of Thanh Hoa and training agricultural experts at Can Tho University.

Viet Nam was restructuring its farming sector by embracing technological advances, Dung said. Bio-technologies were helping the sector increase its output, and the Government was encouraging locals and businesses – including foreign investors – to invest in developing sustainable, eco-friendly agriculture in Viet Nam.

Kullman, also the chair of Dupont's board of directors, said the company was ready to transfer its latest technologies to Viet Nam, including waste-to-biofuel technology. It would continue working with Vietnamese partners in farming and food technology, she said.

Dupont is among the 500 largest companies in the US, with a combined revenue of US$4.7 billion in 2014. It has 150 research-development facilities around the world with 38,000 patented inventions and 10,000 scientists and engineers. — VNS

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