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Farmers ask for more support

Update: March, 30/2013 - 08:48

TUYEN QUANG (VNS)— Voters in the northern province of Tuyen Quang's Tan Trao Commune expressed their hope for more financial and technical support to raise agricultural productivity.

At a meeting with National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung yesterday, the voters stressed that local farmers wanted to produce high-quality agricultural products, especially fruit.

Infrastructure near Tan Trao National Historic Site also needed improving to help tourism develop, they said.

For his part, Chairman Hung highly appreciated their efforts, but expressed his concerns that nearly half of the 1,100 households in the commune were living in poverty.

More than 80 per cent of local people earn an average income per year of VND10 million (US$476) from farming.

He asked the leaders and people of Tuyen Quang Province generally, and Tan Trao Commune specifically to actively boost their economic activities to raise their living standards.

The leaders should initially take responsibility for developing the roads to ensure the people were connected with other localities to facilitate trade and exchange, he said.

He asked relevant authorities, enterprises and agricultural experts also at the meeting to directly support local farmers in terms of breeding and applying modern techniques.

This would be an effective way of raising their agricultural productivity, he said.

He asked the local people to continue to conserve and cherish their cultural traditions and strengthen their solidarity for the development of their commune.

On the same day, Hung visited the Tan Trao National Historic Site and families who made great contributions to the country's revolution. — VNS


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