VGP – Deputy PM Trinh Dinh Dung highlighted the significant roles played by the people and businesses in developing the nonagricultural economy, considering this a crucial solution to restructuring farming production, developing the rural economy and building new-style rural areas.
The deputy PM made the statement at a conference entitled “One commune, one product (OCOP) in building new-style rural areas, associated with restructuring agricultural production” held in Ha Long city, Quang Ninh province on the morning of March 2.
Addressing the event, Deputy PM Dung spoke highly of the efforts made by the agricultural sector and the coordination between ministries and sectors in directing the implementation of the guideline on agricultural restructuring, the development of the rural economy and the building of new-style rural areas.
He also praised localities for active participation in implementing the rural economic development program, especially the model “One village, one product” initiated by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), while commending Quang Ninh for taking the lead in implementing the OCOP model, with a lot of significant results recorded and valuable lessons for other localities.
The implementation of the OCOP program should be carried out beyond an administrative unit, and must work to generate new jobs in rural areas, contributing to promoting agricultural restructuring, the deputy PM emphasized.
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 nonagricultural occupations in the countryside, and to build mechanisms and policies to support businesses and locals to develop the nonagricultural economy.
He urged the replanning of production activities in rural areas, including agricultural and nonagricultural production, traditional products and industries as well as new industries, thereby identifying key products prioritized for development resources.
On the basis of the devised planning, it is necessary to build implementation plans which clearly specify the needed resources such as capital, labor and science and technology, thereby proposing adequate implementation measures, the Deputy PM noted.
He urged ministries, sectors and localities to boost comnunications to mobilize the involvement of authorities, social organizations, 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.
By Vien Nhu