The meeting to discuss the construction of Huai’an National Agricultural S&T Park (HNASTP) was held at JAAS on Nov. 25, 2013. JAAS President Yan Shaohua, Vice President Zheng Jianchu, directors and experts of Jiangsu Science and Technology Department, Huan’an Municipal Government, Nanjing University and Tongji University attended the meeting, which was chaired by Deputy Secretary Lian Yueqin of CPC Party Committee of Huai’an City.
The attendants listened to the reports of HNASTP overall planning made by the Institute of Agricultural Economics and Information (JAAS) and HNASTP central area control scheme made by Tongji University. After heated discussions, the directors and experts put forward several suggestions to modify and improve the plans.
During the meeting, JAAS President Yan Shaohua emphasized that, technology innovation of the Park should center around the market and rely on the enterprises, thus to inject vigor to local agriculture development. Vice President Zheng Jianchu said that HNASTP took the lead in park construction and formed comparatively complete planning systems. He also advised that the park should be improved according to local situations. Deputy Secretary Lian Yueqin expressed her gratitude to JAAS and Jiangsu Science and Technology Department for their support in HNASTP construction and the overall development of Huai’an City.
It is reported that, Huai’an National Agricultural S&T Park was approved for construction by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MST, P.R.China)in this October. Up to now, there are altogether 4 approved national agriculture S&T parks in Jiangsu (Nanjing, Changshu, Huai’an and Yancheng).