Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan visits Xuan Quan and Me So communes in Hung Yen province. (Photo: VNA)

Hung Yen (VNA) – Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan on January 6 visited the Red River Delta province of Hung Yen’s Xuan Quan and Me So communes which were recognised as new-style rural areas.

While paying field trips to places where local people are preparing bonsais and flowers for the upcoming Lunar New Year, the top legislator said that she was delighted to see the farmers’ success in multiplying various kinds of valuable flowers and ornamental trees that help them gain higher incomes.

The farmers have been on the right track when they have shifted to hi-tech farming instead of traditional methods, she said, adding that despite a decrease in cultivating land, they have made bigger profits.

Now, each hectare of agricultural land generates for farmers an average of 500 million VND (21,500 USD), or even 1.2 billion VND (51,700 USD) per year, increasing 10-20 times from the period they just planted traditional grains like rice, corn and peanut. Particularly, many local flowers and ornamental plants have fit requirements for oversea shipments.

Ngan also rejoiced to witness the new appearance of Xuan Quan and Me So communes, where spacious roads and houses have been constructed.

As Xuan Quan nears Bat Trang pottery village, the commune should join hands to promote the two traditional craft villages, she recommended.

She asked the local authorities to increase their support and create favourable conditions for the farmers so that they have more chances to get access to high technologies and cultivation experiences from foreign countries.

Promoting the production value chain should be stepped up as well, Ngan stressed.

The same day, the top legislator offered incense at To Hieu martyr monument in Nghia Tru commune, Van Giang district.-VNA