Power supply will meet the anticipated surge in demand during the dry season this year, said Dang Huy Cuong, director of the Electricity Regulatory Authority of Viet Nam.
Food security under discussion in Hanoi
He praised the conference’s theme, ‘Hunger for Action’, with its focus on discussing practical issues and defining suitable and effective strategies to develop eco-friendly agriculture as well as promoting sustainable development and green growth.
PM Dung emphasized the important role of agriculture in Vietnam’s 2011-2020 socio-economic development strategy.
Over the past years, he said, Vietnam’s agricultural sector has recorded many considerable achievements, especially in food and seafood production and industrial crop cultivation, he said, adding that the country has now become the world’s second largest rice exporter.
In the coming years, Vietnam will develop agriculture in a comprehensive, modern and sustainable manner, with high productivity, quality, efficiency and competitiveness to ensure national food security and meet domestic consumption and export demands, Mr Dung said.
Vietnam is forecast to be one of the countries to be hardest hit by climate change, especially rising sea levels, which pose a big threat to agricultural production. Therefore, to realise the above-mentioned target, Vietnam is actively restructuring its agricultural sector, focusing on well exploiting potential areas, speeding up scientific and technological research and application in production, processing and supplying chains, as well as strengthening environmental protection, he said.
“We are ready to cooperate with other countries and relevant international organisations in developing pilot models on green agriculture in Vietnam,” Dung stated.
Together with the mobilisation and effective use of domestic resources, Vietnam plans to step up international integration and cooperation in order to create a favourable environment for attracting overseas resources for development, he said.
The PM called for further assistance and closer cooperation from other countries and international organisations in the cause of national construction and development.
The conference was jointly organised by the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Dutch Government, the World Bank and the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). It has drawn the participation of over 500 delegates from 150 countries and more than 20 international organisations.