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Premier Li stresses grain security, agricultural modernization

Updated: Nov 13,2020 06:56 AM    Xinhua

BEIJING — Premier Li Keqiang has stressed continued efforts in the construction of water conservancy projects and high-standard farmland to lay a solid foundation for the country's grain security and agricultural modernization.

In an instruction issued to a teleconference held on Nov 12, Premier Li said that the country should restore agricultural facilities damaged by disasters, fortify weak links in infrastructure and continue to build up the effective supply capacity of key agricultural products.

Noting that the building of farmland water conservancy projects and high-standard farmland in recent years have contributed to the stable production and supply of agricultural products, Premier Li urged efforts to seize the opportunity time of winter and spring to complete construction tasks and perfect the maintenance and protection mechanism.

Efforts should be made to increase the support of fiscal funds, mobilize social capital and encourage farmers to participate, the Premier said.

Vice-Premier Hu Chunhua attended the conference on the construction of water conservancy projects and high-standard farmland, demanding efforts to prepare for floods and droughts in winter and spring, vigorously develop high-standard farmland and plan for water conservancy development for the next five years.