Biotech Updates

Dong Nai Sets Up Biotech Center

July 23, 2010

Dong Nai Province in Vietnam has just unveiled a project to build a center for biotechnology to bolster high-tech development and attract US$500 million investment in the next ten years. It will initially spend about VND1,000 billion to develop infrastructure for the center covering 208 hectares in Cam My District from 2010 to 2015, said Pham Van Sang, director of the provincial Department of Science and Technology, to reporters.

Sang said, "The center will be a multi-function complex for research and development, training, technology transfer, and production of bio-products for use in the areas of agriculture, medicine, pharmaceutics and environment. The center will mobilize the research and educational resources in biotechnology to facilitate discovery and commercialization of new technologies." 

The province started work on a road linking different sections of the biotech center. Sang also noted that the province was going to complete the process necessary  for the second stage so that it can be developed into a high-tech park and later as a science city.

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