Award ceremony of commemorative medal for the development of science and technology to Ms. Keiko Sato

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In recognition of her outstanding contribution and deep affection for FIRST Project in particular and Vietnam's S&T development in general, Minister of Science and Technology issued a decision to award the Commemorative Medal for S&T development to Ms. Keiko Sato before she leaves the World Bank in Vietnam for new assignments.

Award ceremony of commemorative medal for the development of science and technology to Ms. Keiko Sato
On 2nd July 2015, a solemn and friendly Award Ceremony of Commemorative Medal for the Development of Science and Technology to Ms. Keiko Sato, Manager of Operations and Portfolio of the World Bank in Vietnam was held at the headquarters of the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) with the presence of Minister Nguyen Quan and leaders of MOST’s departments and agencies as well as representatives of the World Bank in Vietnam. The Commemorative Medal was awarded by Minister Nguyen Quan.

In the course of science and technology development, Vietnam often receives valuable support from multilateral partners, including the World Bank. With the approval and implementation of the Fostering Innovation through Research, Science and Technology (FIRST) Project funded by the World Bank, for the first time in the history of receiving and implementing Official Development Assistance (ODA), Vietnam's science and technology sector in general and MOST in particular is assigned to be the project owner and client of a multilateral ODA project. 

FIRST Project seeks to support science and technology (S&T) and promote innovation via: designing and piloting new policies to improve the national policy framework for S&T; capacity building for Government Research Institutes towards further linkages with enterprises and market demands; promoting technology innovation in enterprises and encouraging the establishment and development of S&T enterprises. The Project is being actively implemented according as scheduled and is expected to achieve the designed outcomes.

In order to achieve the Project's current results, in addition to the efforts made by related domestic parties, it is the fully responsible contribution with profound sympathy for Vietnam's science and technology of Ms. Keiko Sato, Manager of Operations and Portfolio in the World Bank’s Hanoi Office, in charge of Vietnam program. Ms. Keiko Sato's significant contribution is seen not only during the Project’s formulation, establishment, negotiation and approval, but also during the subsequent course of close monitoring, supervising, discussing and providing solutions for bottlenecks, thereby facilitating project implementation to ensure progress and quality.

In recognition of her outstanding contribution and deep affection for FIRST Project in particular and Vietnam's S&T development in general, Minister of Science and Technology issued a decision to award the Commemorative Medal for S&T development to Ms. Keiko Sato before she leaves the World Bank in Vietnam for new assignments. 

The award of Commemorative Medal for the development of science and technology to Ms. Keiko Sato shows MOST's gratitude and appreciation towards Ms. Keiko Sato as well as the World Bank team in Vietnam for their collaboration and support for the current science and technology development of Vietnam./.