|Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc yesterday urged localities and the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Sports to step up inspections of upcoming New Year festival celebrations to ensure the events are held in a solemn and safe manner. — VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất|
HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc yesterday urged localities and the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Sports to step up inspections of upcoming New Year festival celebrations to ensure the events are held in a solemn and safe manner.
The ministry must conduct inspections and impose punishments for negative behaviours such as service fee hikes at festivals, he said.
In a dispatch sent to ministries, sectors and localities on the first working day of the Lunar New Year, the PM ordered cadres, civil servants and public employees to follow administrative and labour disciplinary practices, especially no delays due to the Tết holiday and those related to production, manufacturing and investment.
The leader visited the company in northern Ninh Bình Province’s Tam Điệp District. DOVECO is one of the country’s leading businesses in processing exported food.
According to PM Phúc, besides traditional knowledge about water, fertiliser and stocks, Việt Nam’s agriculture sector needs to focus on technology, a decisive factor in improving productivity and competitiveness.
The PM mentioned automated robots, big data, information and communication technology, the Internet of Things, cloud computing and 3D printing, among others.
DOVECO is a typical example of switching from a farm to a joint stock company and applying technology in production. The company has not only created networks among farmers but also fostered co-operation between localities nationwide to produce various types of products, according to the Prime Minister.
This is a successful agricultural model in which farmers’ benefits are ensured and land management proves efficient.
“Smart agriculture, along with a digital economy, can be a strategic driving force to help Việt Nam become an upper-middle income economy by 2035 and create an equal, sustainable and culturally rich society in rural areas,” he said.
PM Phúc highlighted the important role of agriculture, farmers and rural areas, and urged relevant ministries to create favourable conditions to make changes in the sector, aiming at massive production not only to meet demand of nearly 100 million of Vietnamese people but also to boost exports. — VNS