PM hails science-technology’s role in economic development
Updated : Wednesday, January 10, 2018 9:55 AM (GMT+0700)

PrimeMinister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has stressed the important role played by science andtechnology in promoting production value and economic growth, and asked formore efforts to effectively develop the sector in the coming time. 

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the conference - Source: VNA

Speaking at a conferenceheld by the Ministry of Science and Technology in Hanoi on January 9 to reviewscientific and technological activities in 2017, the Government leader praisedstate management of science and technology at all levels in the year.

It is necessary to continuecreating breakthroughs in improving the innovation index and considerenterprises as a centre of innovation, he said.

Attention should be paid tobuilding laws related to science and technology development and policies onusing human resources, as well as increasing investment in the sector, henoted.

PM Phuc also pointed outshortcomings that must be solved in the coming time in order to promote theapplication of science and technology in production and business activities,and commercialization of science-technology products. 

Minister of Industry andTrade Tran Tuan Anh said the sector served as a driving force for the nation’ssocio-economic development.

The year 2017 witnessedgreat efforts in renovating state management and effective collaboration amongministries and sectors to foster the development of science and technology, headded.

Minister of Science andTechnology Chu Ngoc Anh said the ministry will continue fine-tuning legalregulations; encourage the implementation of science and technology tasks inconnection with enterprises’ development and promote application of hightechnologies in  agriculture development, especially for key farm productsfor export.


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