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08/08/2018 - 01:51

Sci-tech programme for new-style rural areas construction reviewed

A national conference was held in the northern province of Vinh Phuc on August 6, to review the scientific and technological programme on the construction of new style rural areas for the 2011-2015 period and to deploy the tasks for the 2016-2020 period.

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The conference was chaired by Deputy Prime Minister and Head of the Steering Committee for National Target Programmes, Vuong Dinh Hue.

In early 2012, the Prime Minister approved the scientific and technological programme on the construction of new-style rural areas, with a total budget of VND221 billionsourced from the State budget.

The programme also mobilised VND165 billion from a number of enterprises, accounting for 43% of the total budget towards implementing the programme (VND386 billion VND).

According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), roughly 150 models in such areas as agricultural production, the application of renewable energy, irrigation, and mitigating the impacts of climate change, etc., were implemented and transferred in localities nationwide.

In order to effectively implement the programme for the 2016-2020 period, the MARD proposed that legal documents for the implementaion of the programmeshould be completed.

It is also necessary to strengthen the links and promote the role and participation of enterprises, cooperatives and farmers in the programme.

Furthermore, there should also be a mechanism in place to integrate the resources of science and technology, and scientific and technological programmes, at all levels to serve the goal of building new-style rural areas./.