Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (second from left) 

Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc appreciated results of a project on agricultural modernisation at a conference to review the implementation of the project during 2013-2017 on June 20 in Hanoi.

He affirmed that the project’s products are advanced and high-quality scientific and technological achievements in agriculture which can compete with alike products of other countries, thus helping save import costs, take initiative in production, processing and preservation, and increase the economic efficiency and export value of Vietnamese farm produce.

The project has also contributed to generating more jobs, boosting poverty reduction, ensuring social welfare, reducing environmental pollution, and consolidating defence in production zones across the nation, especially in mountainous, border, and ethnic-inhabited areas, he stated.

Its outcomes affirm the sound cooperation model between the Defence Ministry and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, he added.

To improve the quality of the project implementation for 2018-2020 and following years, the Government leader asked the two ministries to coordinate with authorised offices to bring into full play forces serving agricultural modernisation, particularly in varieties, cultivation tools, and post-harvest methods and machinery.

They were urged to work with the Ministries of Science and Technology, and Finance to give consultations to the Government towards the issuance of regulations assessing and putting into use the project’s products, along with mechanisms to attract businesses and localities to use and develop these products.

On this occasion, PM Phuc granted the Feat of Arms Order and Labour Order to several collectives and individuals of the two ministries for their outstanding contributions to the project.-VNA