The Central Institute for Economic Management held a workshop in Hanoi on September 25 to present its action plans for the four prioritised industries of electronics, agricultural and aquacultural processing, environment and energy conservation, and agricultural machinery.

In total, six industries have been prioritised for development, including the shipbuilding and automobile industry, and spare parts production.

They are set to become Vietnam’s key industries which will take the lead in attracting investments, increasing labour productivity, developing products with a high added value, and applying cutting-edge technology.

The action plans mentioned above were approved by the Prime Minister last August.

Cao Bao Anh from the Heavy Industry Department under the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) said the new plan would encourage farmers to apply agricultural machinery whilst promoting the production of necessary equipment and creating a healthy business environment.

Regarding the environmental and energy conservation sector, Dao Xuan Diep from MoIT’s Science and Technology Department stressed the importance of fine-tuning policy and creating a productive business environment that attracted more investments to the sector. At the same time, Vietnam also needed to improve its capacity to develop and master technologies in the field.

Meanwhile, to develop the agricultural and aquacultural processing industry effectively, the sector needed to focus on products of strength, ensure sustainable high-quality supplies, and connect processors and farmers better, a representative from the Agriculture-Forestry-Fishery Processing Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said.-VNA