Businesses an impetus for non-agricultural economic development: Deputy PM

Thursday, 2017-03-02 05:10:11
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Deputy PM Trinh Dinh Dung speaks at the conference. Photo: VGP
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NDO – Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung emphasised the role of the people and businesses in developing the non-agricultural economy, considering it as a crucial solution to restructure farming production, develop the rural economy and build new-style rural areas.

The deputy PM made the remark at the conference “One commune, one product (OCOP) in building new-style rural areas, associated with restructuring agricultural production” held in Ha Long city, Quang Ninh province in the morning of March 2.

Addressing the event, Deputy PM Dung spoke highly of the significant results attained by Quang Ninh in implementing the OCOP model, which he said function as a valuable source of experience for other localities.

The implementation of the OCOP program should not be restricted to one administrative unit but needs to be widely replicated, and must work to generate new jobs in rural areas, contributing to promoting agricultural restructuring, he emphasised.

He assigned the MARD, in collaboration with other central-level ministries and sectors, to promptly complete the institution and create a legal corridor for the development of non-agricultural occupations in rural areas, and to build mechanisms and policies to support businesses and locals to develop the non-agricultural economy.

He urged for the reorganisation of production activities in rural areas, including agricultural and non-agricultural production, traditional products and industries as well as new industries, thereby identifying key products prioritised for development resources.

Based on the devised planning, it is necessary to form implementation plans which clearly specify the required resources such as capital, labour and science and technology, thereby proposing adequate implementation measures, Deputy PM Phuc noted.

He urged ministries, sectors and localities to boost propaganda to mobilise the involvement of authorities, social organisations, enterprises and people, while asking localities to create favorable conditions for scientists and consultants to participate in the process of manufacturing products and building value chain linkages.