VAWR honored to receive four Golden Rice Awards in 2018
Create date: 11/12/18

VAWR received the Golden rice award for its technology “Wastewater treatment DEWATS under Vietnamese conditions"; "Solutions to improve and upgrade automatic hydraulic gates to actively regulate water sources in the Mekong River delta"; "Salinity intrusion prediction technology forMekong River Delta to serve production direction and administration"; "Flow simulation technology for computation, reasonable design of special parameters in suction chamber, suction tank for medium and large pumping stations using Fluent software".

On November 9th, 2018, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development solemnly organized a commendation ceremony for the collective and individual who have had outstanding performance in 5 years of implementing the Project "Restructuring the agricultural sector ", giving Award Vietnam Golden Rice "and " Enterprise for Farmers ". This was one of theimportant series events on the occasion of 73 years of tradition of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Attending the commendation ceremony, there were representatives of leaders of the Communist Party and the Government,Mr. Nguyen Van Binh - Member of the Politburo - Secretary of the Central Communist Party,Head of the Central Economic Board; Mr. Tran Thanh Man - Secretary of the Central Communist Party - Chairman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front; Mr. Phung Quoc Hien - Member of the Central Communist Party - Vice Chairman of the National Assembly; Mr. Do Van Chien - Member of the Central Communist Party - Minister - Chairman of the Committee for Ethnic Minorities; Mr. Thao Xuan Sung - Member of the Party Central Committee - Chairman of the Vietnam Farmers Association; Mr. Cao Duc Phat - Standing Vice Chairman of the Central Economic Committee.

FromMARD, there were Mr. Nguyen Xuan Cuong –Secretary of the Central Communist Party, MARD Minister; leaders and former leaders of the Ministry; Those who are National Assembly members; staff of the agriculture and rural development sector ... The typical collectives and individuals of the agriculture and rural development sector are farmers, farm owners, cooperative members, business, scientists.

FromVAWR, there are Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Tung Phong - Deputy Director of the Academy; Dr. Tran Ba ​​Hoang - Director of Southern Institute of Water Resources Research; Dr. Dinh Anh Tuan - Director of Institute of Pump and Irrigation Equipment; Dr. Thai Quoc Hien - Director of Center for works in coastal plain and dykesstudy – Institute of Hydraulic structure.

 Speaking at the ceremony, Vice Minister of MARD Ha Cong Tuan said the ceremony was held to honor 20 cooperatives, 20 typical farmers,awarded the title “Business for farmers” for 53 businesses and awarded golden rice prize to 45 groups of authors and individual authors.

 “These are examples of hard work and creativity. They have always co-operated with farmers with good models, ways to make or contribute to successfully implement the tasks and objectives of building smart agriculture, international integration, adaptation to climate change, sustainable development associated with the construction of new rural areas, ”Vice Minister Ha Cong Tuan affirmed.

Then, MARD organized the award handing ceremony to cooperatives, farmers, farm owners and individuals and groups of authors. In particular, the VAWRgot the honor of having 4 products that had been the results of scientific research to achieve the award "Vietnam Golden Rice" they were:

 1. De-centralized wastewater treatment system (DEWATS) technology in Vietnam conditions

Group of authors: Associate Prof. Dr. Nguyen Tung Phong; Dr. Nguyen Vu Viet; Msc Vu Hai Nam; MSc Pham Thi Hai Yen; MSc Nguyen Quang Vinh; Eng. Truong Ngoc Hien.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Tung Phong - Deputy Director General received the Vietnam Golden Rice Award

2. Solutions to improve and upgrade hydraulic automatic gate to actively regulate water sources in the Mekong Delta

Group of authors: Prof. Dr. Tran Dinh Hoa; MSc Thai Quoc Hien; MSc Phan Dinh Tuan; MSc LeDinh Hung; MSc. Bui Manh Duy

MSc. Thai Quoc Hien - Director of Center for Works in coastal plain and dyke - Institute of Hydraulic Structures - Vietnam Academy for Water Resources received the Vietnam Golden Riceaward

3. Salinity intrusion forecasting technology for Mekong River Delta for direction and production management

Group of authors: Prof. Dr. Tang Duc Thang; Assoc. Prof, Dr. Tran Ba Hoang; Dr. To Quang Toan; MSc. Nguyen Dinh Vuong; MSc. Tran Minh Tuan; Eng. Le Van Thinh.

Dr. Tran Ba Hoang - Director of Southern Institute of Water Resources Research received the Vietnam Golden Rice Award

4. Flow simulation technology to Research and calculate, reasonable design of special parameters in suction chamber, suction tank for medium and large pumping stations using Fluent software

Group of author: Dr. Dinh Anh Tuan; Dr. Pham Van Thu; MSc Pham Song Hung; MSc Nguyen Hong Long; MSc Nguyen Manh Truong; Engineer Pham Minh Tri.

Dr. Dinh Anh Tuan - Director of Institute of Irrigation and Irrigation Equipment received Vietnam Golden Rice Award

Assoc. Tran Ba ​​Hoang - Director of Southern Institute of Water Resources Research briefly introduced the technology of salinity intrusion forecasting at the ceremony

Mr. Nguyen Van Binh - Member of the Politburo, Secretary of the Central Communist Party - Head of the Central Economic Committee was giving speech

At the ceremony, Mr. Nguyen Van highly appreciated the achievements of the agriculture and rural development sector after 5 years of implementingrestructureof agriculture sector as well as acknowledging and praising the achievements that collectives and individuals have achieved in implementingrestructureof agriculture sectorover time.

 “In the overall achievement of the agricultural sector, there is the intellectual contribution of scientists, managers, businesses, entrepreneurs, cooperatives and especially millions of farmers across the country. In particular, it is the individuals who are honored and rewarded. These are good examples, motivating and leading to encourage the application of science and technology, production innovation, improve efficiency, towards modern agriculture, high value-added sustainable development.

 He hoped that the praisedgroups and individuals would continue to promote their achievements, contributing moreto the country's agriculture development.

The achievements of 05 years of implementing the policy of restructuring the agricultural sector would be an important premise for the whole sector to continue to have stronger breakthroughs. Therefore, he suggested thatMARDwould continue to propose to the Party, the National Assembly and the Government on new policies to attract businesses to invest in the agricultural and rural development sector; coordinating with ministries, central sectors and localities to effectively implement the plan on building and developing 15,000 cooperatives with effective operation, building production chains between farmers' associations and cooperatives and businesses; promote scientific research, technology transfer, encourage agricultural production in our country to be high-tech and modern agriculture; proactively discover new factors that appear in the reality of creative production of farmers, cooperatives and enterprises to assess, review, improve models and replicate ....

 Finally, on behalf of the Communist Party and the Government, Mr. Nguyen Van Binh wished the agriculture and rural development sector, scientists, farmers, cooperatives, cooperative groups and enterprises invest more into agriculture and the sector will have stronger development in the coming time.

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