Deputy Minister Truong Hoa Binh, Chairman of the National Assembly's Ethnic Council Ha Ngoc Chien, Chairman of Quang Nam People's Council Nguyen Ngoc Quang, Deputy Secretary of the Party Central Committee Phan Viet Cuong; Vice Chairman of the provincial People's Committee Le Tri Thanh attended the forum.
Quang Nam's Party Secretary Nguyen Ngoc Quang said that Quang Nam has advanatages in medicinal plants, especially Ngoc Linh ginseng in Nam Tra My, which has high economic value.
On September 12th 2015, the Goverment approved the project "Conserving and developing Ngoc Linh ginseng" until 2030 with a total capital of 9,000 billion VND.
In June 2017, Ngoc Linh ginseng was officially regconized as a national product. Ngoc Linh ginseng is an valuable product of Quang Nam mountainous areas. Quang Nam is investing to make Ngoc Linh ginseng become a high-value industrial product. By the end of 2017, Quang Nam planted 53 Ngoc Linh ginseng farms.
Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh said that: Promoting rapid and sustainable development in ethnic minority and mountainous areas, and narrowing the development gap between them and other areas is the Party and State’s consistent policy in the national socio-economic development. Ministries and sectors, especially the Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs, need to roll out more breakthrough measures, focusing on mobilising greater sources for socio-economic development in ethnic inhabited areas. More attention should be paid to production development in ethnic minority and mountainous areas in the direction of approaching value chains, promoting innovation and startup activities, and creating jobs. Local-level leaders were advised to actively seek opportunities and learn from lessons and experience in socio-economic development from other localities to find their own directions in a creative way, towards promoting rapid and sustainable development in their localities
The Deputy PM encouraged Quang Nam and other localities to jointly call for the involvement of enterprises in expanding cultivation of Ngoc Linh ginseng, which was recognised as a national product.
The forum was organised in 3 seesions, including: experiences in developing value chains of ethnic minorities, Ngoc Linh value chain - the typical model in econmic chain, policies related to Ngoc Linh ginseng.
The Vietnamese ginseng was one of eight precious and endangered flora genes covered in Quang Nam province’s conservation programme for 2014-2020, including Ba Kich (poor ginseng or codonopsis), pepper, cinnamon, large rattan and white corn.