The Prime Minister, Nguyen Tan Dung, has decided to form a steering committee to help the government guide the national agricultural restructuring period from 2015-2020.

Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has been appointed as head of the committee, Minister of Agricultural and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat as deputy head and representatives from relevant ministries as members.

Involved agencies have been asked to make their specialist recommendations to the Prime Minister about measures to overcome restructuring obstacles and to mobilise the public to take part in the crucial work.

The move to restructure agriculture was ratified by the PM in June 2013. The aim is to create higher added value for agricultural products and ensure the sustainable development of the agricultural sector.-VNA