An expert delegation group of JAAS, headed by Director of the Technical Service Division, paid an academic visit to Suqian for the construction of modern eco-agriculture demonstration city (MEDC).
The delegation of ten JAAS scientists and experts had a seminar with representatives of relevant departments in Suqian on the morning of March 16, 2011. Mr. Liu Lixin , deputy director of the General Office of Suqian Municipal Government, presided over the seminar. Mr. Xu Shouchun, director of Suqian Agriculture Commission and Agricultural Sciences Institute, briefed the delegation on the construction of MEDC in Suqian and expressed his desire to seek technical support from JAAS. Suqian Farmer and Worker Office, Science and Technology Bureau, Forestry Bureau and Agriculture Development Bureau introduced their work and technical needs respectively. JAAS experts had an intensive discussion with them on regional agriculture development and relevant technical requirements.
Director Zhou Jiantao claimed that the construction of MEDC is in the common interests of both Suqian people and Jiangsu Province. Under the suggestions of Vice Governor Huang Lixin of Jiangsu Province, standing member of Jiangsu Committee of Communist Party of China (CPC) and as a leading agriculture research center, JAAS built in cooperation with Suqian in its construction of MEDC. The JAAS administration placed great emphasis on the cooperation and put it on the top priority.
After the seminar, accompanied by persons in charge of Suqian Agriculture Commission and Agricultural Sciences Institute, JAAS expert delegation had a guided tour to the modern agriculture zones in Sucheng, Suyu, Siyang and Sihong. The expert delegation will soon report the technical requirements in the construction of MEDC and try to formulate a feasible and practical cooperation plan.