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HCM City hails researchers' role in development

Update: April, 20/2015 - 18:25
HCM CITY (VNS) — The city's scientific community will devote themselves wholeheartedly to the development of the country and HCM City, heard a meeting between the Union of Associations of HCM City Scientists and Technologists and the Standing Board of the HCM City Party Committee on Saturday.

Prof Nguyen Ngoc Giao, chairman of the union, urged city authorities to create links between industry and education and research to enlist more scientists and technologists for the cause of the city's socio-economic development, especially its major development programmes.

Many scientists believed making over education and training was essential to produce qualified personnel for the country's construction and development, he said.

Le Thanh Hai, Secretary of city's Party Committee, saying scientists and technologists had contributed directly and significantly to the development of the city, asked them to suggest measures to resolve social issues, especially for comprehensive renovation of the education and training sector.

He also sought their suggestions for fixing urban issues like flooding, pollution, traffic accidents and administrative reform.

Nearly 350 scientists representing the million-strong union attended the meeting. — VNS.

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