Sat. Feb 24th, 2024

Vietnam will turn science-technology into the most important driving
force to develop modern productive forces and the knowledge-based
economy, thus making its economic competitiveness sharper while
protecting the environment and ensuring national security and defence.

The aim was set in the Government’s action
programme to carry out the Party Central Committee’s Resolution No. 20
on science-technology development issued on November 1, 2012.

Under the programme, dissemination work will be increased to raise
relevant agencies’ and people’s awareness of science-technology
development in service of national industrialisation and modernisation
in the context of socialism-oriented market economy and global
integration.

Besides, the Law on Science and Technology will be
amended toward increasing inspection and supervision, plus conducting
independent assessments on scientific and technological activities.

Individuals are encouraged to establish, by themselves or in
partnership with the State, venture funds to support the creation of new
and advanced technologies.

Social and foreign
investment capital will be mobilised for and State-owned enterprises are
required to contribute to the science-technology development
foundations in localities.

Investment,
particularly, will focus on modernising the Vietnam Academy of Science
and Technology and the Vietnam Academy of Social Science, along with key
universities and research institutes up to Asian standards.

Research centres will be set up in key economic areas to help them bring into full play their advantages and potentials.

The Hoa Lac, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang hi-tech parks will
receive all possible favourable conditions to work effectively.

Master plans for hi-tech agricultural zones and information technology
parks will be devised, regarding the socio-economic development plan of
each region and each locality.

National technology
trading floors will be opened in Hanoi, HCM City and Da Nang
and linked with regional and global floors as well as provincial and
municipal technology transfer hubs.

Imports of
outdated products and technologies will be banned and policies to get
domestic and foreign scientists involved in science-technology
activities in Vietnam will be issued.-VNA

By vivian