HA NOI (VNS)— Three hundred young people living in rural areas have been presented with Luong Dinh Cua Award for their outstanding achievements in agricultural production and rural development.
The 17 highest-earning farmers each earned over VND1 billion (US$47,600) per from their production.
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh expressed his pleasure that there are a growing number of successful young owners of farms and businesses in agriculture, forestry and aquaculture.
Nguyen Manh Dung, Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee - which sponsors the award - said each of these young farmers has made extraordinary efforts to overcome difficulties to expand business and production.
He added that they are pioneers in rural construction and development and are good examples of creativity and industriousness.
Ninh urged youth unions at all levels to organise more events and contests that encourage young people to use their initiative to apply advancing technology in rural areas.
He said that by co-operating with relevant agencies, these unions can actively take responsibility for proposing and implementing economic development programmes in the countryside.
He also requested that sectors create more favourable conditions for youth nationwide, especially the ones living and working in rural areas.
The annual award was named after agronomist Luong Dinh Cua (1920-75) in order to encourage more young people to participate in rural development. —VNS