30 years of Doi Moi (Reform): “Farmers are the main force”
14:23 - 16/10/2017
(VNFU Website) – In the evening of October 14th, on the occasion of the 87th anniversary of its establishment (Octobrt 14th 1930 - October 14th 2017), VNFU held the “Pride of Vietnamese farmers in 30 years of Doi Moi” program.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to speak at the event

The event was attended by the Chairman of Vietnam’s Fatherland Front Tran Thanh Man, Vice President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh, Chairman of VNFU Lai Xuan Mon, ministers, heads of agencies, scientists, enterprises, heads of provincial/city FUs and 87 outstanding farmers of 30 years of Doi Moi representing nearly 60 million farmers nationwide.
 
Opening the show, VNFU Chairman Lai Xuan Mon affirmed: “Pride of Vietnamese Farmers in 30 years of Doi Moi” aimed to acknowledge and honor outstanding achievements of hard-working, determined, bold, responsible, innovative and active farmers. They were the main factor making the history of 30 years of Doi Moi and a name for Vietnam worldwide; contributing to the incredible leap of agricultural production and rural economy; improving both spiritual and material life of farmers
 
According to Mon, honoring outstanding Vietnamese farmers is honoring the efforts, talents and creativity of farmers who have always tried their best to develop agriculture, build new-type rural areas and a strong class of Vietnamese farmers. It also encourages and motivates new factors to rise, multiply and together with existing factors create a new efficient production model which produces big commodities, applies hi-tech, generates high productivity featuring a high concentration of science and technology, and is quality- and value-oriented attached with food safety, and based on cooperation in order to help the agriculture of the country grow sustainably, rural areas become modern and civilized, and farmers become more prosperous.
 
At the event, on behalf of leader of the Communist Party of Vietnam and the State, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Chairman of Vietnam’s Fatherland Front Tran Thanh Man, Vice President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh and Chairman of VNFU Lai Xuan Mon rewarded 87 outstanding farmers including 63 outstanding farmers acknowledged in 2017 and 24 exemplary farmers representing 30 years of Doi Moi with the title of “Outstanding Farmers of 30 years of Doi Moi”.
 
Speaking at the event, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc congratulated farmers on their achievements. The Prime Minister firmly said that, during 30 years of Doi Moi, farmers had always been the pillar of economic development and contributing greatly to the national socioeconomic development.
 
The Prime Minister emphasized: “In wartime period, farmers were willing to fight and sacrifice their lives for the country; in peacetime, despite many difficulties, they actively produce and participate in modernization and industrialization so as to build a strong and prosperous country. In recent years, the State has introduced many policies to support farmers in production development, therefore they now can work more efficiently in a better condition. So, I would like to express my sincere appreciation of all the achievements that farmers have reached in last year and also my congratulations on outstanding achievements of Vietnamese farmer class”. He was also very impressed at the number of 3.5 miliion good production and business farmers every year, 3.5 million labors getting regular jobs, over 7 million labors getting seasonal jobs and about 300,000 farm households escaping from poverty.
 
The Prime Minister highly evaluated the idea of VNFU to organize the show “Pride of Vietnamese farmers in 30 years of Doi Moi”. “It is a meaningful event aiming to honor and encourage outstanding farmers in Doi Moi (Reform) and international integration era who have been very energertic, creative, venturesome, determined to rightfully enrich their family and the society, excellent in business, and helping other people get out of poverty so as to boost agricultural development and build new-type rural areas”, said the Prime Minister.
 
Thanh Quang – translated by Hoa Mai
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