Sci-tech development and application a priority policy: PM

The Vietnamese Party always considers sci-tech development and application a top priority and one of the most important driving forces for socio-economic development, said Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh.
PM Pham Minh Chinh (fifth from left, front row) with delegates at the event. (Photo: VNA)

He asked ministries, agencies and localities to remove barriers regarding mechanisms and policies to provide a synchronous, effective and modern sci-tech market as stipulated at the 13th National Party Congress, as well as incorporate sci-tech market development into the annual and five-year socio-economic development plans.

At the same time, two major goals and seven groups of measures set at the national sci-tech market development programme till 2030 must be fulfilled, he said.

The PM requested building and piloting a policy to commercialise intellectual property using the State budget or under the PPP model, and encourage firms to import core technologies and master their uses via consultations with research institutes and universities.

On the occasion, the government leader asked other countries and international organisations to continue working closely with Vietnam in this regard.

He also expressed hope that Vietnamese scientists abroad will engage more effectively in the transfer of modern and green technologies to individuals and organisations at home, thus making active contributions to the country’s industrialisation and modernisation process.