(Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development organised a ceremony in Hanoi on November 14 to celebrate the sector’s 70th traditional day and its fourth patriotic emulation congress.

Addressing the event, President Truong Tan Sang praised the sector’s successes, noting that the sector is likely to face an array of challenges ahead.

In that context, the sector must speed up its restructuring, increase research activities and application of technological advances into agricultural production, he said.

The president requested the sector to diversify resources and increase investments in building infrastructure facilities as well as new-styled rural areas.

On November 14, 1945, President Ho Chi Minh signed a decree to establish the Ministry of Agriculture and the date became the traditional day of the agriculture and rural development sector.

Over the past 70 years, the sector has successfully accomplished its important role and made huge contributions to the nation’s great victory in the struggle for national independence, protection and socialist construction.

Having implemented the Party’s renewal policy over the past three decades, the sector has developed strongly and reaped important and comprehensive achievements in agro-forestry and fishery.-VNA