Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam’s Golden Book of Creativity 2017, which honours Vietnamese people’s creativity in science-technology, made its debut yesterday in Hà Nội.
The book was released on the occasion of Việt Nam’s 72th anniversary of National Independence Day (September 2). It consists of 72 works and creative science-technology solutions selected from 141 works proposed by ministries, organisations and localities.
President of the Việt Nam Fatherland Front Central Committee (VFFCC) Trần Thanh Mẫn said that the works are outstanding pieces of research, projects and initiatives, especially valuable and widely-applicable examples related to community assistance in health, environment, socio-economy in disadvantaged areas, borders and islands. The works include cell growth technology in coffee plant breeding, a device to wash and treat dragon fruit, a multitasking agricultural machine and smarthomes for Vietnamese farming households.
“The release of Việt Nam’s Golden Book of Creativity 2017 not only honours scientists and science-technology achievements but also improves awareness and promotes pride for Vietnamese intelligence and passion for creativity in the sector,” he said.
At the ceremony, the VFFCC president also officially launched a movement called “Creative solidarity, growth in productivity, quality, effectiveness and international integration”. The movement is aimed towards all sectors, localities, organisations, enterprises and the domestic and foreign Vietnamese community, especially intellectuals, businessmen, youth and labourers.
“Creative innovation always creates motivation for social development,” Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc said at the ceremony, adding that in the context of globalisation, deep global integration and the fourth industrial revolution, any nation that has a high capacity of innovation and creativity will have more opportunities to progress through rapid and sustainable growth.
The PM said that the Party and the State always pays attention to and creates favourable conditions for accelerating renovation and creativity, especially in science-technology development, as well as discovering and training young talent.
He expressed his pleasure at the 72 works which cover socio-economic sectors in which the Party and the State prioritise development, such as agriculture, health, infrastructure development, renewable energy, climate change adaptation, defence and security. The innovators are groups and individuals across the country including professors, doctors, company directors and students.
The Government leader urged VFFCC, the Việt Nam Union of Science and Technology Association and science-technology State management agencies to pave the way for clear mechanisms to utilise talents, especially Vietnamese overseas.
“The Prime Minister always appreciates and listens to the opinions of scientists, experts and fellow citizens regarding socio-economic development in general and science-technology development in particular to make contributions to national construction and defence,” he said.
Phúc also ordered organisations and individuals to be creative and study innovative ideas and products that have practical applications, are competitive and promote productivity.
The PM highlighted the need to study scientific subjects and technological solutions in key sectors such as natural resources and environment, climate change adaptation, high-tech agriculture, farm produce production, clean energy and new materials.
He also proposed releasing the Vietnamese Golden Book of Creativity annually on the occasion of the country’s National Independence Day. — VNS