Outstanding agricultural scientists honoured

Saturday, 2019-12-28 12:24:25
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At the ceremony to honour 62 agricultural scientists (Photo: NDO)
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NDO – Sixty-two outstanding scientists within the agricultural sector from across the country were honoured for the second time at a ceremony held in Hanoi on December 27.

The event was attended by Politburo member and Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue.

More than seven months after launching the second “Scientists of Farmers” programme, the organising board selected 62 outstanding scientists, including nine women and 53 men, who have made great and valuable contributions to the development of the country’s agricultural sector.

Notable names included Labour Hero and People’s Teacher, Prof., Dr. Vo Tong Xuan, who received many international and national awards in the field of agriculture; and Prof.Dr. Le Dinh Kha, who joined in creation of 35 national and advanced varieties.

In addition, engineer Ho Quang Cua, father of the “World’s Best Rice’ ST25, was also honoured on the occasion. He was awarded the first-class Labour Order and Labour Hero title.

The 'Scientists of Farmers’ programme was held by the Vietnam Farmers' Union (VFU), in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations.