Aimed at promoting the construction of a modern eco-agriculture demonstration city (MEDC), a city design & construction symposium sponsored by JAAS and Suqian municipal government, was held in Suqian on April 29, 2011.
With the presentation of the concrete research projects to be carried out in Suqian, the symposium is a part of mission of the provincial government proposal --Several Opinions on Making Greater Breakthroughs for Suqian's Development and of the JAAS guidelines in cooperation with governments. JAAS President Yan Shaohua, Secretary of JAAS Party Committee Zhao Xihua and Mr. Miao Ruilin, Suqian Mayor and Secretary of Suqian Municipal Government attended the symposium and made important speeches. JAAS Vice President Chang Youhong and Mr. Qin Zhengbao, standing member and general secretary of Suqian Municipal Committee also joined the symposium.
During the symposium, JAAS claimed an all-round cooperation for the construction of a modern eco-agriculture demonstration city (MEDC) in Suqian. JAAS will help to outline a scientific development plan for Suqian's efficient eco-agriculture, to improve farmer training and agriculture research in Yunhewan Eecological Park, to set up agricultural sciences institutes in Suqian counties, to carry out circular and facility agriculture and to accelerate technology transfer.
JAAS President Yan Shaohua promised to give priorities to Suqian in choosing the research sites and places and promote the construction of MEDC in the form of program cooperation. He also demanded the relevant administrative sectors and research institutes of JAAS should actively implement the guidelines of the meeting while the Suqian Agricultural Sciences Institute should adjust their attitudes and center around the development of the varieties with great market potential to support local agriculture.
JAAS Secretary Zhao Xihua stressed the importance of resource and talents in modern agriculture development. The promotion of MEDC construction in Suqian is of great importance and top choice in the city's sustainable development. JAAS will give full scope of its advantage in technology and talents to aid the MEDC construction in Suqian.
Mr. Miao Ruilin, Suqian Mayor and Secretary of Suqian Municipal Government demanded further improvement of the construction plan and effective implementation of the research projects with innovative spirits.