|A delegation of ASEAN agricultural ministers visited Ninh Bình on Saturday.— Photo baoninhbinh.org.vn|Viet Nam News
NINH BÌNH — A delegation of ASEAN agricultural ministers, led by Vietnamese Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyễn Xuân Cường, visited the northern province of Ninh Bình on the weekend.
The visit on Saturday was a part of the 40th Meeting of the ASEAN Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry (40th AMAF), held in Hà Nội last week.
The delegation visited a new-style rural area in Khánh Tiên Commune, Yên Khánh District. The commune is one area in the district that has successfully implemented land consolidation, improving its infrastructure and restructuring the agricultural economy.
Deputy Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Đinh Văn Điến said the district was expected to finish its target of meeting national standards on new-style rural areas by the end of the year.
The province now has Hoa Lư District and Tam Điệp City being recognised as meeting such standards – one of the most successful in the country, according to Điến.
The delegation also paid a visit to Đồng Giao Foodstuff Export Joint Stock Company – specialising in processing farm produce, to hear the head of the company speak about its current business activities and experiences in developing its raw materials.
The company’s products have entered 40 countries and territories worldwide, including the United States, EU, Japan and South Korea.
The company has developed raw material areas in both northern and central regions with major farm produce such as passion fruit, pineapple, sweet corn, mango, longan and vegetables. — VNS