PM calls for more efforts to control African swine fever
According to MARD, African swine fever has been reported in more than 3,000 communes, wards, and townships in 52 cities and provinces, resulting in the culling of more than 2 million pigs. 112 previously infected communes in 24 provinces and cities have made it 30 days without any new outbreaks. The damage already caused by the disease, including compensation for culled pigs and other expenses, was estimated at around VNĐ3.6trillion (US$153.8 million).
PM Phuc asked ministries, the Party Committee at all levels to strictly implement under the Directive No. 34-CT/TW dated May 20th, 2019 and Directive No. 04/CT-TTg dated February 20th, 2019 and other documentaries.
He also asked the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) to direct localities in how to restructure the animal husbandry industry and diversify its livestock, focusing on developing cattle, poultry, and fisheries to offset the shortage of pork products.