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The role of science and technology is increasingly asserted
Vietnam is one of the few economies that have maintained a positive growth rate, in the context of the world struggling against the Covid-19 pandemic from early 2020 so far. In that result, the role of science and technology (S&T) is increasingly confirmed.


The celebration of Vietnam Science and Technology Day 18/5.

From 2014 so far, Vietnam Science and Technology Day 18/5 has become a traditional day, an important festival for those who do scientific research, scientific management, and enterprises with innovative spirit; is an annual meeting place for the S&T community throughout the country to organize meaningful events that are both practical and acknowledging efforts and success of the S&T industry, contributing to the treasure of knowledge as well as serving economic -social development, both to discuss and orient activities to the goals of S&T industry in particular and the country in general.

At the celebration of Vietnam Science and Technology Day on May 18, Minister of Science and Technology Chu Ngoc recalled, on May 18, 1963, at the Vietnam First National Congress of Scientific and Technical Dissemination Conference, discussing the relationship between science and production, President Ho said: Science must come from production and must return to serve production, to serve the people in order to improve labor productivity and constantly improve the lives of the people, ensure socialism for victory.

This instruction has become the guideline for S&T activities over the years. May 18th every year has also become Vietnam Science and Technology Day. This year, Vietnam Science and Technology Day is organized not only to honor outstanding scientific and technological achievements, but also to take practical actions to celebrate the 130th birthday of the great President Ho Chi Minh.

"In the current conditions of socio-economic development, the whole science and technology industry is more determined to follow his teachings," said Minister Chu Ngoc Anh, at the same time emphasizing scientific research and technology development activities strive to adhere to the requirements of socio-economic development goals, ensure national defense and security, and attract the participation of not only scientists, S&T organizations but also businesses and people.

Vietnamese S&T organizations have also successfully cultured and isolated SARS-CoV-2 virus, create opportunities for further virus research, and provide materials and actively support the research manufacture of KIT, monoclonal antibodies and vaccines. We have also successfully produced and put into testing many types of robots for medical care for infected people.

Minister Chu Ngoc Anh said that the new normal state in Vietnam and the whole world after the Covid-19 epidemic posed many challenges and opportunities for Vietnam's S&T industry. In the coming time, the Ministry of Science and Technology continues to actively coordinate with other ministries and branches to complete the law on science and technology and innovation, focusing on synchronizing with the laws on economy, investment, and finance. The main objective is to promote the attraction and efficient use of social investment resources for S&T and create a favorable legal corridor for S&T enterprises and organizations to implement S&T tasks to serve Socio-economic development goals.

At the same time, continue to promote the development of the national innovation system, in order to motivate the application of achievements and results of scientific research and technological development to production and business. Besides, continue to effectively implement major national basic research programs, such as National key program on mathematical development to 2020; physical development program to 2020; development program of basic sciences in chemistry, life sciences, earth sciences and marine sciences for the period of 2017-2025.

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