Agriculture promotes Hung Yen’s socio-economic development

Goods-oriented agriculture development and promoted-agriculture restructuring have significantly helped the northern province of Hung Yen reap fruitful results in its socio-economic development in 2015.

The locality recorded a growth expansion of 2.4% in the year, with budget collection reaching nearly VND7.9 trillion (US$355.5 million) and export value hitting over US$2.4 billion. 


According to Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Van Phong, positive achievements in 2015 will be a motivation for the locality to realise its strategic objectives in 2016.
  

Local authorities aim to earn over VND11 trillion and VND90 trillion from agriculture and industry, respectively. The locality hopes to increase its export turnover to US$2.8 billion, create jobs for about 21,000 labourers and pull the rate of poor households down to 2% in the year. 

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A farmer prepares rice seedlings for cultivation
They will continue implementing a plan of agricultural restructuring, focusing on breeding, aquaculture and local specialities, and developing breeding and cultivation areas for export. 

The locality will also pay attention to developing the agricultural value chain, enhancing the application of science and technology in production, building trademarks, and promoting local specialities. 

It will strive to increase the number of communes fulfilling the 19 criteria set out for new-style rural areas to 50 in 2016 from 32 at present, and over 100 by 2020. 

Apart from investing in agriculture, local authorities will work to attract more investments, develop high-tech and modern industry, and continue building an urban infrastructure system, especially industrial facilities. 

The province expects to raise its yearly industrial production index 10% by 2020.

VNA

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