National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung honoured winners of a writing contest on agriculture, farmers and rural areas at a ceremony in Hanoi on March 11.

The contest ran between April 1, 2013 and January 31, 2014 under the theme “Building new-style rural areas”. It received over 900 entries from reporters, academicians and writers across the country, with many coming up with concepts and models helpful to agricultural production.

As many as 20 best contestants received the accolades, including one first and three second prizes.
Speaking at the event, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh said the event provides a platform for the Government to publicise and adjust related policies.

The organising board also took the occasion to launch a similar one for this year.

The contest was a joint effort between the Nhan dan (People) newspaper, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Vietnam Farmers’ Association and the PetroVietnam Fertiliser and Chemicals Group.-VNA