HCM City’s 40 years of science and technology achievements on display - HCM City’s 40 years of science and technology achievements on display - Website Ho Chi Minh City
HCM City’s Department of Science and Technology in coordination with the municipal Youth Union opened on May 22 an exhibition titled 40 years of Science and Technology Achievements of HCM City – a Phase of Development. The city’s People’s Committee Vice Chairman Le Manh Ha, who was recently appointed as Deputy Head of the Government Office attended the ceremony.
The exhibition, at the Youth Cultural House, was part of a series of science and technology events of the city to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the liberation of the south and reunification of the country (April 30), as well as the second anniversary of Vietnam Science and Technology Day (May 18).
The exhibition displayed images and documents about the achievements of the city’s key industries and services, including engineering, construction, information technology, medicine and pharmaceutics and education.
There were 82 stands where research institutes, universities and businesses introduced their research achievement inventives, technologies and products.
Speaking at the ceremony, Ha praised the science and technology sector had made great contributions to the city’s socio-economic growth.
He said the city’s authorities have always been paying attention to providing the best conditions for the development of the sector to make the city one of the biggest science and technology centres of the country.
“The city has now a potential force of scientists and infrastructure to serve the growth of the sector,” said Ha.
“HCM City has taken the lead in developing new models in the science and technology sector, including the Saigon Hi-Tech Park, Quang Trung Software Park and the Agricultural Hi-Tech Park, which have the role to promote the development of the sector,” he added.
During the exhibition, the organizers held a programme of a seminar on young generation engage actively and creatively in scientific research, contests and games on creativity between May 22-24.