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Science, technology fair opens in Ha Noi

Update: September, 21/2012 - 13:50

HA NOI (VNS) – Viet Nam Technology and Equipment Market 2012 is showcasing the latest technologies and equipment offered by almost 500 research institutes and firms from Viet Nam, ASEAN, Japan and Russia.

Addressing yesterday's opening ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan stressed the need to utilise science and technology, and boost the widespread application of scientific achievements for socio-economic development, especially in the context of Viet Nam renewing its growth model to restructure the economy towards increasing quality, effectiveness and competitiveness.

Under the theme "Joining in integration and sustainable development", International Techmart Viet Nam, co-organised by the Ministry of Science and Technology, the ASEAN Committee on Science and Technology and the People's Committees of HCM City and Ha Noi, highlights the EU – ASEAN year of science, technology and innovation.

The technologies on display cover a wide range of machinery, electronics, automation, chemicals, materials, pharmaceuticals, health care and environment treatment.

During the four-day event, which closes on September 23, five seminars on clean technology, food security, new energy and materials, scientific and technological achievements and industry will also be held.

On top of this, an international workshop on green technology and food security is expected to draw delegates from EU and ASEAN, touching on ways of linking researchers and businesses, as well as encouraging businesses to engage in research and development. —VNS

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