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Vietnam Turns S & T Into Key Driving Force

April 10, 2013

The Vietnamese government is set to carry out the action program stipulated in the Party Central Committee Resolution No. 20 on science and technology development issued in November 2012. The aim is to develop modern productive forces and knowledge-based economy so that the country will be economically competitive while protecting the environment and ensuring national security.

The program focuses on modernizing 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. Established hi-tech parks such as the Hoa Lac, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang will be strengthened and supported to be able to effectively produce and promote new products.

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