Hanoi (VNA) – Twenty-nine works by 281 authors and
co-authors were honoured at the awarding ceremony of the sixth Ho Chi Minh
Awards and the sixth State Awards on Science and Technology on November 23 in
The Ho Chi Minh Awards and the State Awards, launched in 1996, are the most
prestigious for outstanding and high-valued projects that have had a great
impact on people’s lives as well as significantly contributing to the cause of
socio-economic development, defence and security.
In this edition, 12 works got the Ho Chi Minh
Awards, and the rest the State Awards.
Speaking at the ceremony, President Nguyen Xuan Phuc
affirmed that the Party and State always consider science and technology
development and application as a top national policy and one of the most
important driving forces for socio-economic development and national defence.
However, he noted that Vietnam’s science, technology and innovation capacity remains
limited, the legal framework, mechanisms and policies, which are not concerted,
do not really create motivation for the development and application of science
and technology, and the spending on this field in the public and private
sectors is quite low compared to the world average.
If Vietnam does not boldly invest in science, technology and
innovation, the country will be stuck in the low productivity, low added value
and medium income traps, Phuc stressed, asking both the State and private
sectors to be aware of the importance of the work and to prioritise spending to this field in a more appropriate and
He requested the Government to continue perfecting the legal
framework, mechanisms and policies to promote science research, technology
application, and innovation, especially among enterprises./.
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