Prime Minister visits farmers in Nam Dinh hinh anh 1PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc toured paddy fields in Hai Hau's Hai Dong commune (Photo: VNA)

Nam Dinh (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc paid a visit to farmers in Hai Hau district, the northern province of Nam Dinh, encouraging them to promote agricultural production and tree planting.

Hai Hau is among the four districts in Vietnam selected to become the nation’s exemplary models of new-style rural building. Economic development as part of new-style rural building has given the area a facelift, with average production value per hectare of the local arable land amounting to 112 million VND (4,916 USD).

Talking to leaders of Nam Dinh and Hai Hau, the Prime Minister lauded local farmers’ working spirit from the beginning of the lunar year.

He urged Nam Dinh to strive for the goal of 100 percent of its districts meeting new-style rural standards and Hai Hau becoming an exemplary new-style rural locality.

The PM directed local authorities to continue with agricultural restructuring in the direction of creating favourable conditions for businesses to invest in the sector.

As part of his visit, PM Phuc and local leaders planted trees in Hai Hau’s Yen Dinh town to launch a new-year forestation festival that was set to see thousands of fruit and shade trees planted along roads and coastal areas across the district.

The PM also toured paddy fields in Hai Hau’s Hai Dong commune and a waste treatment site in Xuan Truong district.-VNA