On March 29th, the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) and Quang Nam provincial People’s Committee signed a cooperation agreement on science and technology in the 2017-2020 period.
The ceremony drew the participation of Prof. Acad. Chau Van Minh, member of the Party Central Committee, secretary of VAST Party Committee and president of VAST; Prof. Dr. Nguyen Quang Liem, permanent vice secretary of VAST Party Committee; and representatives from VAST Office, functional departments and institutes.
Dinh Van Thu, chairman of Quang Nam provincial People’s Committee; Le Van Thanh, vice chairman of Quang Nam provincial People’s Committee; Le Tri Thanh, vice chairman of Quang Nam provincial People’s Committee, and representatives from provincial departments and committees, also took part in the ceremony.
Prof. Acad. Chau Van Minh, president of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, and Dinh Van Thu, chairman of Quang Nam provincial People’s Committee,
signed a cooperation agreement on science and technology in the 2017-2020 period
The agreement aims to promote researching, exchanging science information, applying researching results in building and making strategies, plans, programmes and projects, contributing to the improvement of quality, production effectiveness and science and technology human resource training in the province; promote science and technology research, application and transfer to reduce poverty, develop provincial economy, culture and society according to the dynamic and sustainable trend (including short-term plan giving priority to develop products which can be commercialized in Vietnam and foreign countries, and with competitiveness and special characteristics).
According to the agreement, the two sides will coordinate to solve important issues pursuant to order of Quang Nam province and focus on applying science and technology in enterprises; researching the application of biotechnology and information technology, post-harvest technology for key local products; nature and environment; forecast, prevention and mitigation of natural disasters; adaptation to climate change; development of pharmaceutical products; and organic farming production.
Quang Nam province hopes the two sides will actively organize regular meetings to evaluate obtained results in coordination; organize seminars with the participation of experts and scientists; coordinate in training and research; and coordinate and exchange science information to serve new projects.
In the framework of the signing ceremony, VAST and Hiep Duc district People’s Committee, Quang Nam province, and three local enterprises also signed an agreement on the implementation of organic agricultural projects in Hiep Duc district.
Signing agreement on the implementation of organic agricultural projects in Hiep Duc district, Quang Nam province
Translated by Tuyet Nhung
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