(VOVworld) –Located 50km to the west of Thanh Hoa City, Tho Xuan District is well-known as one of district in the province which has developed its society and economy, and gained new achievements in its agricultural and rural economies. Even more notable, after the new rural development program started three years ago, people’s standards of living have improved while the local political conditions and social security have remained stable. The initial results are creating favorable conditions for Tho Xuan to fulfill its goals for new rural development. VOV’s Vinh Phong reports. The new rural development has been implemented in 37 communes in Tho Xuan District where key officials have been trained in parallel with an increase in communications. To date, all communes in the district have been assessed for completing local real situations and master-planning on new rural development. 30 communes in Tho Xuan have now completed up to 8 norms of 19 national new criteria. … [Read more...] about Tho Xuan District leads Thanh Hoa province in new rural development programs
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(VOvworld) – The keys to building new rural areas are effective use of investment resources, the involvement of the community, and competent officials. In remote mountain communes, the need for competent officials has been a crucial issue. Making an inter-communal road In 3 years of implementing the program, Yen Bai province has achieved encouraging results. As a mountain province with difficult economic conditions, poor infrastructure, investment shortages, and untrained officials, it has been difficult for Yen Bai to fulfill the new rural criteria. Trinh Xuan Thanh, Chairman of Thanh Luong commune in Van Chan district, says its communal staff plays an important role in building new rural areas. Their professionalism, dynamism, and pro-active approach have helped people thoroughly understand the benefits of getting involved in the new rural development program. Thanh Luong commune has 21 cadres under 40 years old who have attended advanced training courses. Many officials … [Read more...] about Yen Bai trains personnel for new rural development program
(VOVworld) – A workshop on science and technology development for agricultural restructuring in association with new rural development opened on Saturday in Hanoi. The reports indicate that the Party and State have always attached great importance to research and technological transfer in boosting agricultural development. Over the past 5 years, more than 200 million USD has been allocated to scientific and technological development activities at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. Delegates proposed to promote scientific research and technological transfer to improve agricultural productivity. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat said: "We should not solely rely on the government investment in agriculture but have to reform policies on science and technology development, and seek solutions to improve the efficiency of state organizations. It’s important to encourage businesses to voluntarily take part in R&D activities and … [Read more...] about Workshop on science and technology development in agricultural restructuring
Recently, Deputy Minister of Science and Technology (S&T) Tran Viet Thanh had a meeting with the delegation of Korea Development Institute (KDI) on the collaborative joint research proposal between KDI and Department of Application and Technological Development in the framework of Korea knowledge sharing program 2014. Deputy Minister expressed the support of the Ministry of S&T for cooperation project between Department of Application and Technological Development and KDI. He believed that the experience of Korea in support of the enterprise’s technology innovation will be very useful for Vietnam and contribute actively to promote technological innovation in Vietnam enterprises. Previously, leaders of Department of Application and Technology Development worked with KDI delegation about the project content. At the meeting, Dr. Sangwoo NAM, Director of Knowledge sharing Research program (KSP) 2014 has appreciated the content of proposed joint cooperation projects as well … [Read more...] about Deputy Minister Tran Viet Thanh worked with Korea Development Institute on project content due to Department of Application and Technology Development proposed in the framework of the Knowledge sharing program 2014.
While the budget for science and technology development remains modest, it has been divided to too many different units and different sectors. Budget for science and technology development goes to wrong addresses Where the money goes to? Prof Dr Le Du Phong, former President of the Hanoi Economics University, has pointed out that the current mechanism on budget allocation for science and technology development is unreasonable. The budget is compared with a cake which is divided into small pieces, which are then given to research institutes, universities and scientific researchers, following the principle that everyone can obtain a piece of the cake. The Hanoi University of Technology, for example, which is considered a big scientific research center in Vietnam, receives 17.5 billion dong a year for science projects. Meanwhile, the Vietnam Labor Union, which is not a scientific research unit at all, receives VND21 billion a year. The Vietnam … [Read more...] about Budget for science and technology development goes to wrong addresses