The Vietnam Golden Book of Innovation 2018, which gathers outstanding innovative projects and solutions in science and technology, made its debut in Hanoi on Thursday.
The book was released on the occasion of the 73rd anniversary of National Day (September 2) at a ceremony with President Tran Dai Quang in attendance.
Apart from summaries of the 73 prize-winning projects in the past year, the book also lists collectives and individuals who have won international awards, along with Vietnam’s policies in support of innovation.
|President Tran Dai Quang (L) and President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Tran Thanh Man cut the ribbon to release the book.(Photo: VGP)
Addressing the ceremony, President Tran Dai Quang stressed that scientific-technological development and application is the country’s top priority and one of the key driving forces of socio-economic development and national defence.
He said that the honoured projects and solutions are significant to Vietnam’s science-technology as they have been effectively applied in high-tech agriculture, public health care, infrastructure development, renewable energy, climate change adaptation, and national defence and security.
The leader urged the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee, the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations to continue their close coordination in selecting outstanding works and solutions for publishing the book.
This will encourage innovation and scientific-technological application among the public, thus helping Vietnam to catch up with the advanced countries in the region and the world in the fourth Industrial Revolution and become an industrialised nation, he said.NDO/VNA