In early morning, Hai and the working mission checked on the operation of Phu Sam pumping station at Son Tay commune and Vinh Phuc pumping station at Quoc Oai district; as well as the cultivation works in Quoc Oai district.
Director of Hanoi’s Department of Agricultural and Rural Development Chu Phu My said in the spring of 2020, total area under cultivation in Hanoi is 89,947 hectares. Under the instruction of Hanoi and the MARD for anti-drought and ensure sufficient water for production, irrigation companies have installed 274 field pumping stations; dredging ditches with total volume of 450,000cubic meters of mud.
The Department of Agricultural and Rural Development is working with related agencies and departments in preventing diseases and ensuring the survival of plants and livestocks in unfavorable weather conditions.
Regarding the planting of trees during the Lunar New Year 2020, director of the Department said Hanoi has planted 137,998 trees, completing 45.1% of the plan, including 60,844 umbrage trees and 77,074 fruit trees.
Vice Minister of Agricultural and Rural Development Nguyen Hoang Hiep requested Hanoi to restructure agricultural production towards higher productivity and added value.
Secretary of Hanoi Party Committee Hoang Trung Hai highlighted the efforts of the agricultural sector in production, resulting in higher productivity in this spring compared to the same period of last year.
Hai expected the local authority to step up efforts in preventing diseases, particularly the African swine fever and bird flu.