Ministers explain socio-economic issues at National Assembly meeting

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong touched upon agricultural restructuring on Wednesday, at the ongoing 2nd session of the 14th National Assembly. He said that after 3 years of restructuring, changes have been made by localities, farmers, and businesses. Despite initial successes, there appear to be problems, including lack of processed products, unstable market and the lower participation of businesses and cooperatives in the production chains.

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A discussion at the National Assembly

Minister Cuong pointed out 3 major directions: "It's necessary to identify national sets of products for comprehensive measures. First, a national set of products include 10 products with an export value of 1 billion USD. Second, provincial products which are worth tens of thousands of USD will be developed into key commodities of the province. Local products are at the third level. These 3 sets of products will be paid due attention. We will also adjust 3 major areas of policies: for investors in agriculture, for the development of cooperatives, and for vulnerable regions."

The Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha told the National Assembly deputies of land policies: "The ministry will take the initiative in modernizing the use of land on the basis of market mechanism, uniform policies, and the application of IT. We will check land reserves nationwide, particularly land for farming. The ministry will also fine-tune regulations on the land towards improving its effective use and propose the establishment of a land bank."

The Minister of the Interior also reported on 3 major issues, including preferences for ethnic students.

Source: VOV5