National Assembly’s (NA) Standing Committee on May 25 approved a resolution on criteria and classification of administrative units and another on classification of urban centers at its 48th
session in Hanoi.
During this session, the NA Standing Committee debated the reports reviewing the implementation of the national target program on building a new countryside, and implementation of policies and laws concerning science-technology development to promote national industrialization and modernization.
NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan presides over the session__Photo: VNA
Chairman of the NA Economic Committee Nguyen Van Giau said the program on building a new countryside saw positive results, including improvements in rural transport, infrastructure systems, and living conditions.
However, deputies said many localities only focused on developing infrastructure for rural areas while paying less attention to production development in connection with agricultural restructuring and protecting the environment in rural areas.
Some deputies pointed to the need to focus on human resource development in rural areas and provision of vocational training for farmers and employment programs for trained farmers.
They suggested maintaining the results achieved in communes recognized as new-style rural areas so as to ensure sustainable development.
Discussing the report reviewing the implementation of policies and laws on science-technology development to boost the country’s industrialization and modernization during 2010-15, deputies proposed future development orientations, with a focus on the development of supporting industries and machinery manufacturing.
Many deputies stressed that science-technology development and renovation must become a national policy and an impetus for economic development by 2020.
They proposed reviewing the linkage between small- and medium-sized enterprises and key businesses, and mapping out development plans for some key mechanic sectors.
Deputies also discussed issues relating to policies and mechanisms for scientific and technological development, contribution of science and technology to boosting growth quality, scientific research tasks, human resource development for the science and technology sector, and markets for this sector.- (VNS/VLLF)