Vietnam, Israel sign agreement on technology cooperation

NDO/VNA - Vietnam’s Ministry of Science and Technology and its Israeli counterpart inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation in science and technology in Israel on July 25. The signing marked a milestone in sci-technology studies in fields of common interest, including hi-tech agriculture, aquaculture and processing, material technology, health science and renewable energies. The MoU aims to support joint projects, organise events and meetings on science and technology, exchange information, delegations and experience and encourage cooperation among universities between the two nations. At the signing ceremony, Israeli Minister of Science and Technology Ofir Akunis called the move the beginning of a new era between the two nations’ science and technology sectors. Israel wants to cooperate with other nations, including Vietnam, in science and technology development, Akunis said, adding that the Vietnam – Israel Joint Committee on Economics, Science and Technology will determine the cooperation details. He expressed his belief that the agreement will produce fruitful outcomes for both sides. Previously during a working session with the Israel Innovation Authority, Vietnamese Minister of Science and Technology Chu Ngoc Anh lauded the growing cooperation between the two nations. Vietnam pays due attention to cooperation in science and technology and start-ups, he said, expressing his wish that Vietnam may learn from Israel’s experience in start-ups, and cooperate in hi-tech agriculture and information and communication technology. A legal framework is being built to boost cooperation with Israel in the field, Anh added. For his…... [read more]

NDO/VNA - Vietnam’s Ministry of Science and Technology and its Israeli counterpart inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation in science and technology in Israel on July 25. The signing marked a milestone in sci-technology studies in fields of common interest, including hi-tech agriculture, aquaculture and processing, material technology, health science and renewable energies. The MoU aims to support joint projects, organise events and meetings on science and technology, exchange information, delegations and experience and encourage cooperation among universities between the two nations. At the signing ceremony, Israeli Minister of Science and Technology Ofir Akunis called the move the beginning of a new era between the two nations’ science and technology sectors. Israel wants to cooperate with other nations, including Vietnam, in science and technology development, Akunis said, adding that the Vietnam – Israel Joint Committee on Economics, Science and Technology will determine the cooperation details. He expressed his belief that the agreement will produce fruitful outcomes for both sides. Previously during a working session with the Israel Innovation Authority, Vietnamese Minister of Science and Technology Chu Ngoc Anh lauded the growing cooperation between the two nations. Vietnam pays due attention to cooperation in science and technology and start-ups, he said, expressing his wish that Vietnam may learn from Israel’s experience in start-ups, and cooperate in hi-tech agriculture and information and communication technology. A legal framework is being built to boost cooperation with Israel in the field, Anh added. For his…... [read more]

Hanoi, September 22 (VNA) - Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue affirmed that a start-up ecosystem seminar is an opportunity for the Vietnamese Government and Hanoi to learn from Israel, a successful start-up nation. Deputy Prime Minister Hue made the statement at a seminar on Vietnam's start-up ecosystem and lessons from Israel held by the Hanoi People's Committee, Israel's Embassy and the FPT corporation on September 21. The Deputy PM said Vietnam could learn from Israeli experts about building an entrepreneurship ecosystem at the macro and micro levels by focusing on specific policies in several key sectors. Hue said it was expected to propose action plans for the building of a start-up ecosystem in Vietnam and affirmed the Government's commitment to supporting the start-up ecosystem to create a start-up nation and strengthen relations between Vietnam and Israel. Hue hoped that Hanoi will become a pilot location to outline suitable policies so as to make it a start-up centre of Vietnam. The investment climate has improved compared in the last seven years. More foreign investment funds are pouring capital into Vietnam and more start-up businesses are being established. Hue noted that this year, Vietnam has seen 10,000 new businesses established each month. He warned that authorities and the start-up community need to be associated with innovation and have a close relationship with high-tech development. He said the process of starting a business was relentless. Corporations and big cities needed to support start-up businesses. Vo Tran Dinh Hieu of the Dragon Capital…... [read more]

Ha Noi hosts startups workshop Three Vietnamese start-ups receive funds Start-up Exchange to be held in City Ministry of Justice responds to businesses YBA to support 1,000 start-ups Deputy Prime Minister Hue made the statement at a seminar on Viet Nam's start-up ecosystem and lessons from Israel in Ha Noi on September 21.— Photo VGP HA NOI(Biz Hub) — Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue affirmed that a start-up ecosystem seminar is an opportunity for the Vietnamese Government and Ha Noi to learn from Israel, a successful start-up nation. Deputy Prime Minister Hue made the statement on September 21 at a seminar on Viet Nam's start-up ecosystem and lessons from Israel held by Ha Noi People's Committee, Israel's Embassy and the FPT corporation. The Deputy PM said Viet Nam could learn from Israeli experts about building an entrepreneurship ecosystem at the macro and micro levels by focusing on specific policies in several key sectors. Hue said it was expected to propose action plans for the building of a start-up ecosystem in Viet Nam and affirmed the Government's commitment to supporting the start-up ecosystem to create a start-up nation and strengthen relations between Viet Nam and Israel. Hue hoped that Ha Noi will become a pilot location to outline suitable policies so as to make it a start-up centre of Viet Nam. The investment climate has improved compared in the last seven years. More foreign investment funds are pouring capital into Viet Nam and more start-up businesses are being established. Hue…... [read more]

The following is the list of the three appointed Deputy Prime Ministers, 18 ministers and other cabinet members: 1. Truong Hoa Binh, Politburo Member is elected Deputy Prime Minister post with 442 approval votes or 89.47% of total NA deputies. 2. Vuong Dinh Hue, Politburo Member and Head of the Party Central Committee's Economic Commission, assumes Deputy Prime Minister post getting 442 votes (89.47%). 3. Trinh Dinh Dung, Party Central Committee (PCC) member, is Deputy Prime Minister with 404 approval votes (81.78%). 4. Ngo Xuan Lich, Politburo member, and Chief of the General Department of Politics under the Vietnam People's Army, is Minister of Defence with 462 votes approving (93.52%). 5. To Lam, Politburo members, is Minister of Public Security with 459 consented votes (92.91%). 6. Le Vinh Tan, PCC member, is Minister of Home Affairs with 385 votes (77.94%). 7. Le Thanh Long, PCC member, is Minister of Justice with 385 votes (77.94%). 8. Nguyen Chi Dung, PCC member, assumes a duty as Minister of Planning and Investment with the support of 419 votes (84.82%). 9. Tran Tuan Anh, PCC member, is Minister of Industry and Trade with the support of 422 votes (85.43%). 10. Truong Quang Nghia, PCC member, is Minister of Transport with 416 votes (84.21%). 11. Pham Hong Ha, PCC member, serves as stint as Minister of Construction with the support of 434 votes (87.75%). 12. Tran Hong Ha, PCC member, is Minister of Natural Resources and Environment with 420 votes (85.02%). 13. Truong Minh Tuan,…... [read more]

Every year tens of thousands of Vietnamese people from across the country converge on the Hung Kings Temple complex in Phu Tho province on the 10th day of the third lunar month to celebrate the death anniversary of Hung Kings. This year the ceremony falls on April 9. In his speech, Chu Ngoc Anh, chairman of the Phu Tho provincial People’s Committee, reviewed the Vietnamese people’s glorious history of national construction and defence over the past 4,000 years, as well as the country’s tremendous achievements during the Doi Moi (Renewal) and international integration. In a solemn atmosphere, delegates paid their respects to Hung Kings at major temples in the complex and prayed for peace, stability and prosperity in Vietnam and elsewhere in the world. In Vietnam, Hung Kings’ death anniversary is observed annually to uphold the tradition of “When drinking water, remember the source,” paying a debt of gratitude to the founders of the nation. Over the past thousands of years Vietnamese people have established the main Hung Kings Temples in Phu Tho province and many other places of worship in other localities across the country to worship the legendary Kings and their Generals. Since Vietnam gained national independence in 1945, the Party, State and people have invested in refurbishing the Hung Kings Temple complex in Phu Tho province into a common ancestral place of worship of the Vietnamese nation. After the success of the resistance war against French colonialism, on September 19, 1954 President Ho Chi Minh visited the…... [read more]

A network of thousands of outstanding Vietnamese individuals living in foreign countries world-wide, is expected to be set up following a project newly kicked off by the Ministry of Science and Technology. The 30-month project, given the green light by Minister Chu Ngoc Anh late December, will target outstanding Vietnamese individuals in order to develop the domestic science and technology sector. The project will enable scientists, businessmen and students studying in foreign countries to connect with foreign experts in the science and technology sector so that domestic partners can attract both Vietnamese and foreign experts to work in the sector. Under its initial schedule, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, Japan, Australia and Canada - all major centers for foreign Vietnamese - will be major areas of the network. The network was scheduled to connect these people via an under-construction interactive website and international workshops, Anh said. The website would provide a database of about 25-50 Vietnamese senior experts and advisers, 100 successful businessmen and about 3,000 experts in various aspects across the world as well as 500 projects owned by domestic partners that want to recruit Vietnamese experts overseas, he said. The fund for the project, worth US$1.5 million, was drawn from the ministry’s Fostering Innovation through Research Science and Technology (FIRST) project. The $1.5-million project aims to accomplish the imperative of boosting the connection among Vietnamese experts overseas, domestic experts and partners. The brain drain is one of Viet Nam’s ongoing challenges, and the country…... [read more]

Science and technology key to agricultural restructuring Ngoc Hung HCMC – Science and technology is the key factor in restructuring agriculture associated with new rural development, experts said at a conference in Hanoi on January 3. The conference on scientific ideas for agricultural restructuring associated with new rural development was held by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. More than 100 delegates attended at the conference, according to Nguoi Lao Dong. Chu Ngoc Anh, Minister of Science and Technology, said science and technology contributed from 30%-40% to the growth of agricultural sector by adding more value to agricultural products. Sci-tech not only plays an important role in the sustainable development of the sector but also helps agriculture to adapt to climate change and improve competitiveness in the context of international integration. Tran Dinh Long, chairman of Vietnam Seedling Association, said scientific research has been mainly dependent on the State’s resources so far, and the application of sci-tech achievements into agricultural production is still facing challenges. Nguyen Xuan Cuong, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, said Vietnam has gained many achievements in agriculture after 30 years of renovation thanks to the significant contribution of science and technology. The country has become the world’s leading rice exporter, and has more than ten products which generate over US$1 billion in export turnover each. However, the agricultural sector should promote sci-tech applications for the production, mobilize resources for scientific research, and take advantage of international support, Cuong added. The ministry will map out…... [read more]

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc has recently decided a list of the National Steering Committee on International Integration. Accordingly, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc is head of the committee and his deputies are Deputy PMs Pham Binh Minh, Vuong Dinh Hue, and Vu Duc Dam. The committee also consists of three standing members - Minister-Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung, Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh, and Minister of Labor, Invalids and Social Affair Dao Ngoc Dung. Other members include Minister of Science and Technology Chu Ngoc Anh, Minister of Culture, Sports, and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien, Deputy Minister of National Defence Nguyen Chi Vinh, Deputy Minister of Public Security Bui Van Nam, Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen The Phong, Deputy Minister of Finance Tran Xuan Ha, Deputy Minister of Justice Nguyen Khanh Ngoc, Deputy Minister of Education and Training Bui Van Ga, and Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Thanh Hung./. By Kim Loan... [read more]

Hanoi (VNA) - Hoa Lac Hi-tech Park granted investment licences to nine projects worth a total of 200 million USD in 2016, bringing the number of licensed projects up to 78 worth 3 billion USD combined. These figures were released at a conference held in Hanoi to call for more investment in the park. In his speech at the event, Vice Chairman of Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Doan Toan said the capital city is shifting its industrial structure toward giving priority to developing hi-tech industries. He vowed that local authorities will better facilitate investors--including those investing in Hoa Lac Hi-tech Park. In order to attract more investment, Minister of Science and Technology Chu Ngoc Anh suggested Hoa Lac’s management board perfect infrastructure facilities within the park, improving quality of human resource and quickly solving difficulties investors encounter in implementing their projects. Organising investment promotion conferences to advertise investment climate to domestic and foreign businesses should be a main priority, he said. The park, approved in 1998, is the first and the largest hi-tech facility in Vietnam, with total area of 1,586 ha. It is expected to become a model science space and a national hub for technology development and application. Core hi-tech fields developing in the park include information technology, communication, electronics, biology, new materials and energies. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc recently approved updated plans for the park, to be completed by 2030 in Hanoi’s outlying districts of Thach That and Quoc Oai. Under the updated plan, there will…... [read more]




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