HÀ NỘI – Deputies of the National Assembly spent the whole morning yesterday discussing a draft revision to the Law on Technology Transfer.
Most deputies agreed that the proposed changes will create favourable conditions for technology transfer and raise the level of the country’s technology.
They also expressed hope that new technology will help Việt Nam produce high quality products that can compete in both domestic and international markets.
Lê Hồng Quân, from Hà Nội, hoped that the Law on Technology; the draft Law on the Management of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises; and the Law on Technology Transfer will speed up the process of technology transfer and application from developers to end users.
In his opinion, K. Nhiễu, from Lâm Đồng Province, asked the committee drafting the law to work on a legal system that encourages scientific research institutes, universities and Departments of Science and Technology nationwide to share or transfer their scientific expertise to enterprises. He also asked the NA to develop a special mechanism for technology transfer in the field of rural agricultural development.
Lê Quang Trí, from Tiền Giang Province, proposed the inclusion of an article on giving priority to technology transfer in the context of climate change. This would ensure that the Government develops policies addresses the impact of climate change.
Delegate Nguyễn Phi Long, from Bình Dương Province, complained that as it stands the draft law is very general and contains no breakthrough policies that encourage the transfer of new technologies, including clean and advanced technologies in the production of key products, particularly for national defence and security.
During the discussion, many delegates also raised the idea of giving preferential treatment so as to attract talented Vietnamese citizens who were educated abroad to return and work for the country.
“We should adopt policies to attract human resources specialised in advanced science and technology and educated abroad to return home to work at universities or research institutes. This is an effective way to transfer advanced technology to our country”, emphasised Nguyễn Thị Lan, a delegate from Hà Nội.
During their discussion, the delegates all agreed on the necessity to streamline administrative procedures in order to avoid waste and lessen spending for enterprises in the course of acquiring new technology for production.
Regarding the transfer of technology licences, delegate Tạ Văn Hạ, from Bạc Liêu Province raised his concerns about transfers which may bring about detrimental impacts to national security, the environment or the health of the community. “That’s why the technology transfer procedures must be transparent and accountable”, Hạ said.
Sharing the same view, delegate Nguyễn Thị Ngọc Lan, from Bắc Ninh Province, asked the draft committee to clearly specify the concept of “backwards technology” which is included in the draft law revision.
Delegate Lê Minh Thông, from Thanh Hóa Province underlined the need to have a thorough appraisal of the project to ensure technology transfers would not be detrimental to the environment.
All delegates agreed on the need to impose due sanctions on enterprises which had deliberately imported outdated technology and called for responsibility from agencies assigned the task of technology appraisal.
In the afternoon, the National Assembly delegates discussed a draft Law on the management and use of weapons, explosives and supporting tools_VNS