YBP - On November 5, the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Yen Bai province held a meeting for a talk with the Department of Agriculture and Forestry of Xayabury Province (Lao People's Democratic Republic).
At the meeting, the two sides introduced some general features on the situation, characteristics and strengths of agriculture, forestry and fishery development in Yen Bai and Xayabury; organizational structure, operational structure of the industry.
Mr. Tran The Hung - Director of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Yen Bai province said that between Yen Bai and Xay Nha Bu Ly provinces, there are many similarities in natural, socio-economic and conditions, especially the potential in agricultural and forestry development.
In recent years, Yen Bai province has achieved many achievements in agricultural development, production of many agricultural and forestry products with economic value, building new rural areas; The industry's average growth rate is 4.5%; internal structure shifted in the right direction.
The province has clearly planned and formed production areas and key products; the quality of agricultural and forestry products has been increasingly improved, meeting domestic and export demands; many new technological advances and technologies are applied effectively to production, creating higher and higher value per unit of cultivated area; The agricultural construction program has been implemented extensively, with many innovations in the rural face.
Mr. Hung hoped that, in addition to exchanging and sharing experiences on agriculture and rural development, the two sides would set the initial foundation to proceed with the implementation practical cooperation activities to promote agricultural and rural development of the two provinces in the coming time, and at the same time promote comprehensive cooperation in the two provinces of Yen Bai - Xay Nha Bu Ly.
On behalf of the delegation, Mr. Kham Phut In Thac Vong - Deputy Director of Department of Agriculture and Forestry of Xayabury Province thanked the leaders of Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Yen Bai province for the reception; He informed general information about the socio-economic development and the field of agriculture and forestry production in Xayabury province, he emphasized that Xayabury has 3 main strengths, including: agricultural production, trade-services and hydropower development.
In particular, Xayabury ranks the top 6 northern provinces of Laos in developing agriculture and forestry, especially rice production, commodity agriculture; in which, commodity agricultural production focuses on maize, cassava and sorghum production; In the animal husbandry, Xayabury focuses on buffalos and cows, mainly local breeds.
He expected Yen Bai to share experiences in some areas where the province has strengths, especially the breeding of cattle, artificial insemination of buffaloes and cows; forestry development and forest product processing, experiences on rural development and poverty reduction.
After the meeting as well as during the process of Xayabury Department of Agriculture and Forestry working in Yen Bai province, the two sides studied and proposed specific cooperation contents, bringing practical efficiency and morale cooperation and friendship between Yen Bai (Vietnam) and Xayabury.
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