Party Congress: Mechanisms for agricultural development a key issue hinh anh 1An overview of the 12th National Party Congress (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Delegates to the 12th National Party Congress have called for stronger agricultural restructuring and more investment in promoting scientific-technological application in the sector alongside the programme on building new-style rural areas.

Delegate Nguyen Tan Tuan from Khanh Hoa province said it is not sufficient to build infrastructure facilities such as electricity, roads and schools, stressing that farmers’ income must be improved. He voiced approval of the congress’s draft documents which address rural economic development and new mechanism to increase added value for agricultural production, thus raising rural residents’ livelihoods. This is the key factor in building new-style rural areas in the current period, he said.

According to delegate Do Dinh Viet from Vinh Phuc province, the most important task is to promote industrialization and modernization of agricultural production towards hi-tech and large-scale production, in order to enhance domestic products’ competitive capacity in both the domestic and international markets.

He particularly laid emphasis on the application of science and technology into production and the linkage between farmers and businesses and scientists, which he said are the key to restructure agriculture. In addition, the delegate suggested land accumulation to build the foundation for the sector’s restructuring.

Delegate Nguyen Minh Hung from Hai Duong province particularly appreciated the issues raised in Congress documents regarding how to improve the spiritual and material life for rural residents. He cited the specific targets set to 2020 on treating waste, saying that the move will greatly increase life quality for the people.

Delegate Nguyen Van Dua from Cao Bang said the biggest difficulty for the agricultural sector is the undeveloped production capacity. He called for more investment in production infrastructure of the sector. Ministries and local authorities should also build linkages among regions and look to find markets for farm produce.

As a representative of a key agricultural province, delegate Nguyen Van Cong from Dong Thap province expressed his wish that the Party Central Committee will issue policies to encourage large-scale production and investment into agriculture, while facilitate the development of agricultural cooperatives.

Another delegate from the Mekong Delta, Secretary of Vinh Long provincial Party Committee Tran Van Ron said agricultural development, farmers and rural areas are among the key contents of documents at the 12th Party National Congress. The issues attract great interest from people in the Mekong Delta, he said.-VNA