Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev granted the Order of Friendship, a state decoration of the Russian Federation, to General Director of the Việt Nam-Russia Tropical Centre Nguyễn Hồng Dư and a Certificate of Honour to the centre’s staff for their contributions to bilateral relations.— VNA/VNS Photo Văn Điệp
HÀ NỘI — Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev granted the Order of Friendship, a state decoration of the Russian Federation, to General Director of the Việt Nam-Russia Tropical Centre Nguyễn Hồng Dư and a Certificate of Honour to the centre’s staff for their contributions to bilateral relations.
The Russian leader affirmed that over recent years, the centre’s scientists have conducted several studies in the tropical region for both countries’ interests.
Effective co-operation between Russian and Vietnamese scientists has produced important results, with several of the centre’s products proving effective and useful.
The research results have contributed to protecting the ecosystem and enabling further studies for biological resources in Việt Nam, especially in areas affected by toxic chemicals, he affirmed.
Speaking of the collaboration between the two countries at the centre, PM Medvedev considered it a factor towards developing bilateral relations not only in science but also in the military.
Founded on March 7, 1988, under an agreement between Việt Nam’s Ministry of National Defence and the Russian Academy of Sciences, the centre works to study biology, medicine, environmental pollution, and the treatment of the effects of dioxin in Việt Nam.
The centre operates in three main fields: tropical endurance, tropical ecology and tropical biomedicine. It also works on the application and transfer of technology, provides scientific-technological services and facilitates the training of scientists.
The centre is in charge of coordinating collaboration among research organisations of Việt Nam and Russia. More than 4,000 Russian scientists, including many leading experts, have worked at the centre. — VNS