Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (standing) speaks at the event (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked the agriculture sector to strive for the target of 44 billion USD from exports in 2021. During a teleconference on December 24 to review the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development's performance in 2020 and set tasks for 2021, PM Phuc affirmed that agriculture, farmers and rural development continued to be an important mainstay of the economy despite difficulties this year. According to the government leader, the country's two-way trade reached nearly 541 billion USD this year, of which over 41 billion USD was from the agriculture sector . He hailed the sector for fulfilling four important goals assigned by the Party and State, including achieving a growth rate of over 2.65 percent, record export revenue of 41.2 billion USD, a trade surplus of 10.4 billion USD, and five groups of products gaining more than 3 billion USD in export revenues. Regarding the processing industry in agriculture, he said 68 farm produce processing plants have been built over the past five years, including 20 establishments constructed in 2020. Targets in new rural development have also been surpassed. The… Read full this story
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