HCMC Farmer Association Ends Tenure, Honored for National Contribution

The 8th Congress of the Ho Chi Minh City Farmers’ Association concluded its five-year tenure Tuesday after voting 35 members into its Executive Committee and promising to further strengthening direct support programs for farmers.

The two-day congress attended by 330 delegates representing approximately 87,000 members issued a report detailing the association’s role and contribution towards industrializing and modernizing agriculture nationwide.

The congress however admitted its development remains slow compared to present demand.

It targeted building a class of farmers with knowledge and professional skills, as well as being dynamic, creative and initiative in all social aspects.

Mr. Nguyen Quoc Cuong, Central Party Committee member and President of the Central Committee of Viet Nam Farmers’ Union, asserted that the first step is to promote solidarity and consolidate political views towards a tight-knit organization.

He expressed his belief in the renovation and operation of executive leadership methods. Also, emulation movements for farmers in production require better leaps and bounds.

Mr. Le Thanh Hai, member of the Politburo and Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee, highly appreciated the achievements of the association. He emphasized practical plans to overcome its limit to strongly promote potential abilities and successfully perform proposed tasks. 

Mr. Nguyen Van Ranh, Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City Farmers’ Association believed all suggestions will be completed and carried out by the Executive Committee.

During this occasion, the Ho Chi Minh City Farmers’ Association organized a solemn ceremony to receive the first-class Independence Medal from the state President. It was also awarded the Excellent Emulation Flag.

The Executive Board of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee gave the association a tapestry with the words “City Farmers-Solidarity-Innovation-Integration-Development.”

By Cong Phien - Translated by Nguyen Thanh Huong

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