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|Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung chairing the press conference on Connecting Vietnam Innovation Network 2018|
In the framework of the week-long programme of Connecting Vietnam Innovation Network 2018, 14 activities will take place between August 18 and 24 in three cities and provinces. Participating in the programme are representatives of ministries, agencies, leading technical corporations, and 100 Vietnamese technology experts and scientists.
They are studying and working in the leading sectors of science and technology, directly participating in the deployment of science and technology development strategies in Vietnam in the coming time. However, their names have not been disclosed.
These 100 people will meet with leaders of the state and have a dialogue with Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. Vietnamese leaders will tell them about the country’s development demand and listen to the experts’ comments and recommendations.
They will hold discussions with the Ministry of Industry and Trade on high-tech production and e-commerce development, with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on solutions for the development of high-tech agriculture, with the Ministry of Science and Technology on artificial intelligence (AI), and with the State Bank of Vietnam on e-payments.
The 100 intellectuals will attend the launching ceremony of Vietnam Innovation Network, and visit Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Quang Ninh to discuss urbanisation and smart city solutions.
The Programme of Connecting Vietnam Innovation Network is part of constructing the Impact Assessment Scheme and the formulation of a national strategy on Industrial Revolution 4.0. This is an initiative of the Ministry of Planning and Investment to gather and mobilise the maximum resources of gray matter from Vietnamese experts who are well-trained and are working in countries with developed science and technology foundations.
These experts will be a crucial resource to ensure the successful implementation of the Industry 4.0 strategy, bringing about rapid technological changes in Vietnam, allowing the country to transform vigorously in harmony with the globe.
In the context of robust global momentum in science and technology, the ability to access and utilise science and technology advances is a requisite for each economy to keep pace in the Industry 4.0 era.
Vietnam considers this as a particularly propitious juncture to access and take full advantage of new science and technology advances in economic development, contributing to the pursuit of rapid and sustainable growth in the future.