In his speech, Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung emphasized that over the past three decades, foreign direct investment (FDI) enterprises have become a dynamic development area with significant contributions to stimulating Vietnam’s economic growth. The FDI sector has been contributing to economic restructuring, higher export turnover, international market expansion, job creation, technology transfer, Vietnam’s deeper integration into international trade and its broader participation in global supply chains, Minister Dung said. The fourth industrial revolution is exerting a tremendous impact on investment, production, business, technology development, and human resources while posing huge challenges that require Vietnam to keep abreast with other countries by carrying out long-term development strategies, intensifying proper investment in innovation, science and technology and high-quality human resources development in order to draw more foreign … [Read more...] about Vietnam prioritizes FDI in advanced eco-friendly technologies
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The Hue Medicine and Pharmacy University in Hue City on Thursday conducted an inaugural ceremony for a Japanese-funded digestive endoscopy center, the most modern of this kind in Vietnam so far. The center, built with fund of about US$1 million from Japan's Nagoya University, is equipped with four advanced medical machines: an endoscopic ultrasound device, a small intestine endoscopy, an early digestive cancer diagnosis equipment, and a transnasal gastric endoscopy machine. With these equipment and supports from Japanese experts, the center is able to serve 150-200 patients per day, mainly from provinces in central and Central Highlands regions. The Hue Medicine and Pharmacy University has sent staff to Japan for training in using the medical equipment. Under a cooperation program with Hue Medicine and Pharmacy University, Nagoya University will send its experts to the center to train Vietnamese doctors and share experience with them. Annually, a Japanese doctor will work at … [Read more...] about Digestive endoscopy center, most advanced in VN, opens
BEGIC - October 28, Technology Application & Development Department – Ministry of Science and Technology and Binh Duong Science and Technology Department co-organized the 3rd national conference for "Directors of Local Centers for Application of Advanced Science and Technology". Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Mr. Chu Ngoc Anh attended this event and delivered his opening speech. According to the reports of Center for Application of Advanced Science and Technology, by September 2010, 265 projects with the approved budget of more than VND163 billions have been implemented in the fields of: farming (43.4%), animal breeding (17.74%), biotechnology (22.64%), new energy (5.66%), other fields (10.57%). Besides, the Centers for Application of Advanced Science and Technology also send their officials abroad for experiences exchanges and training on vegetables production and preservation, urban tree breed and plantation, gene transformation of tree breed, … [Read more...] about The 3rd national conference for “Directors of Local Centers for Application of Advanced Science and Technology” in Binh Duong province
A U.S. venture called Planetary Resources, Inc. plans to send swarms of robots to space to scout asteroids for precious metals and set up mines to bring resources back to Earth. Computer rendition from Planetary Resources, Inc. (File photo) Planetary Resources with some high-profile backers — including filmmaker James Cameron and Google co-founder Larry Page — was officially unveiling its asteroid-mining plans Tuesday during a news conference at Seattle's Museum of Flight. “The resources of Earth pale in comparison to the wealth of the solar system,” said Eric Anderson, who founded the commercial space tourism company Space Adventures, and is co-founder of a new company along with Peter Diamandis, who started the X Prize foundation, which offers prize-based incentives for advanced technology development. Space Adventures has sent seven private tourists to the International Space Station while the Ansari X Prize led to a spurt of non-governmental manned … [Read more...] about Near-Earth asteroid mining venture unveiled in U.S.