V-KIST: a milestone in science and technology co-operation

10:56 | 23/03/2018
The headquarters of the Vietnam-South Korea Institute of Science and Technology (V-KIST) started construction on the evening of March 22 at Hoa Lac High-Tech Park in Hanoi, in the presence of the two countries’ leaders.
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Vietnamese Vice State President Nguyen Thi Ngoc Thinh launched thw construction of V-KIST

The headquarters of V-KIST is expected to be launched in 2020 with four buildings which will be equipped with modern machinery and excellent researchers. In the first phase, V-KIST's infrastructure will be built and a human resources training system will be launched. Research activities will be deployed from this year to meet the necessary technology demand of the information technology and biological industries.

In the next five years, V-KIST will build credibility and expand its research activities to provide more in-depth technology products for businesses, striving to meet the level of foreign-invested enterprises.

"V-KIST needs Vietnamese scientists and the policy makers of the two countries to bring technology applications to serve manufacturing," emphasised Minister of Science and Technology Chu Ngoc Anh.

At the kick-off ceremony, South Korean President Moon Jae-in highly appreciated the efforts of the two sides for this co-operation. This building will be an important milestone in supporting and developing science and technology in Vietnam, as well as strengthening close relations between Vietnam and South Korea in a variety of fields.

“The land we are standing on will be a place for talents to research and develop science and technology, along with co-operations between the two countries’ business communities in order to boost bilateral ties. V-KIST demonstrates the two countries’ strong will for and belief in co-operation. We hope V-KIST will become a motivation for Vietnam to carry out the industrialisation of the country,” emphasised Moon Jae-in.

Vice State President of Vietnam, Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh, believed with the vision to become a the leading multi-sector scientific institute, V-KIST will play an important role in providing technical solutions for businesses and will facilitate the move towards sustainable development.

This facility is one of the new outcomes of the bilateral relations over the past 25 years and is expected to become a symbol of Vietnamese-Korean co-operation.

By Nguyen Huong

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