The Ministry of Science and Technology has been asked to follow five directions in promoting the application of advanced technology.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc was speaking at a conference in Hanoi on Wednesday discussing science, technology and innovation as a pillar for Vietnam's socio-economic development.He directed the ministry to propose policies to encourage and stimulate innovation for businesses, and said that they must be placed at the center of the process.
The role of universities and research institutes should be promoted in enhancing human resource development for innovation.Research needs to be tied to business needs and the needs of the economy, he said.
The Prime Minister also wants the Ministry to promote connectivity between domestic and foreign innovation networks.Smart hubs play an important role in developing smart and sustainable cities around the world, and Vietnam should learn from them, he noted.
The ministry should also enhance its governance capacity to innovate and strengthen institutions for this purpose, he said.
The fifth direction that the Ministry needs to carry out is to focus on developing new technologies to form new industries and products to create products with high added value, especially in areas where Vietnam has strengths such as: agriculture, processing, manufacturing and information technology. .
He said that the country needs to identify science, technology and innovation as the foundation to promote rapid and sustainable development.
The Prime Minister hoped that ministries, branches, localities, organizations and businesses should join hands in promoting innovation, effectively using science and technology to achieve breakthroughs in sustainable development.
He added that Vietnam also looks forward to continued cooperation and support from the World Bank, other countries and international organizations in developing its innovation ecosystem.
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