President Tran Dai Quang at the event (Source: VNA)

Nghe An (VNA) – President Tran Dai Quang advised the central province of Nghe An to shift towards organic agriculture using biological and high technology during a working session with local authorities on April 29.

Recalling his impressions when visiting Nghia Dong commune in Nghe An’s Tan Ky district, a model of new-style rural area, the President recommended that the province considers switching to growing other crops of higher economic value on land unsuitable for rice cultivation, while encouraging the accumulation of land for large-scale production.

He also said Nghe An can develop tourism as a spearhead sector, as the province has advantages in geography and cultural traditions.

The provincial administration reported that several concentrated farming areas have been formed for tea, rubber and sugarcane and forests in connection with processing factories. Animal husbandry is also shifting to large scale. A total of 152 communes have been recognised as new-style rural areas.

On the occasion, Nghe An presented several proposals to the Government, asking for allocation of Official Development Assistance capital to build sea dykes and dredging sea ports, and of foreign grants to upgrade medical infrastructure in the province. The province also called on the Government to back its participation in the second phase of the tourism infrastructure development project for the Greater Mekong sub-region.

The President instructed the province to draft detailed projects for the proposals, noting that some of them require thorough study as they need huge amounts of investment.

The same day, President Quang attended the technical opening for the Hoa Son-Nghi Thiet section on the National Road 7, the inaugural of Song Lam cement grinding facility of The Vissai group in Nghi Loc district, and the opening of the Vinpearl Cua Hoi resort and entertainment complex in the well-known Cua Lo beach town.-VNA