70 young scientists made suggestions to P.M. Nguyen Tan Dung

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On September 11 morning, at the headquarters of the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung had a meeting with 70 typical young scientists of 2015. This event was not only to recognize and praise the contributions of young scientists to the development of Viet Nam in general and science & technology in particular, but also an opportunity for leaders and managers to listen to the thoughts and aspirations of young scientists for more appropriate policy-making.

70 young scientists made suggestions to P.M. Nguyen Tan Dung

Attending the meeting were leaders of the Party, State, Government, central ministries and local authorities, research institutions, universities and 70 typical young scientists.

At the event, Mr Nguyen Quan - Minister of Science and Technology stressed that “In this  period of globalization and international integration, the construction, development, attraction and effective use of young scientists are particularly important to enhance the national competitiveness and development”

The young scientist attendants are of 1980s’ generation, who have achieved many outstanding records like winning science and technology awards; having State-protected inventions and useful solutions; having many articles published on well-known international magazines; having applied works of high efficiency. Besides these achievements, the Minister also admitted that our scientists, especially young ones, still face to face with many difficulties such as research facilities and equipment are still backward, funding for research is limited, our payroll system is not satisfactory for scientists to concentrate on scientific research... Our science and technology human resources building and development are facing with a number of difficulties and challenges.

One of the highlights of the meeting was the discussions and talks between the Government leaders and the young scientists. Representatives of scientists in such fields as technical sciences, natural sciences, social sciences and humanities, agricultural science, medical-pharmaceutical science... made various speeches, suggestions and expectations for science and technology development of Viet Nam.

Closing the meeting, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung expressed his honest sharing with the typical young scientists attending the meeting in particular, and all young scientists in Viet Nam in general. The Prime Minister highly appreciated important contributions made by young scientists, encouraged them and expressed his hope that young scientists would continue to maintain their enthusiasm, promote their initiative and creativity in research in order bring science and technology into production and life, improve the productivity and upgrade the competitiveness of the national economy...

Especially, at the meeting, the Prime Minister agreed to finance low vision aids for hundred thousands of blind people in Vietnam via the invention of a young scientist Dr. Nguyen Ba Hai - Deputy Director of the Digital Learning Center of HCMC University of Technology and Education. This is a well-known fabrication called "God's eyes" – pre- programmed glasses which can vibrate when the user is about to hit an obstacle so that the blind can be helped to walk safely and integrate into life more easily.

On the same day, MOST’s leaders and the young scientists visited Hoa Lac Hi-tech Park, Hoa Lac High-Tech Business Incubator Center and the Vietnam-Korea Medical Joint-Venture Company which specializes in manufacturing medical equipment.