|Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc (fourth from right) tours paddy fields in Hải Đông Commune. — VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất|Viet Nam News
NAM ĐỊNH — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc paid a visit to farmers in Hải Hậu District, the northern province of Nam Định, encouraging them to promote agricultural production and tree planting.
Hải Hậu is among the four districts in Việt Nam selected to become the nation’s exemplary models of new-style rural building. Economic development as part of new-style rural building has given the area a facelift, with average production value per hectare of the local arable land amounting to VNĐ112 million (US$4,920).
Talking to leaders of Nam Định and Hải Hậu, the Prime Minister lauded local farmers’ working spirit from the beginning of the lunar year.
He urged Nam Định to strive for the goal of 100 per cent of its districts meeting new-style rural standards and Hải Hậu becoming an exemplary new-style rural locality.
The PM directed local authorities to continue with agricultural restructuring in the direction of creating favourable conditions for businesses to invest in the sector. “Without businesses and cooperatives collaborating with farmers to reorganise the countryside, eradicating poverty would be a tough task,” he said.
He emphasised the need to develop a “comprehensive rural economy” model, including services.
As part of his visit, PM Phúc and local leaders planted trees in Hải Hậu’s Yên Định Town to launch a new-year forestation festival that was set to see thousands of fruit and shade trees planted along roads and coastal areas across the district.
The PM also toured paddy fields in Hải Hậu’s Hải Đông Commune and a waste treatment site in Xuân Trường District. — VNS