VFF president: Science and technology innovation starts from policy innovation

Saturday, 2014-09-06 18:21:29
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Nhan Dan – President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee, Nguyen Thien Nhan has affirmed the need to innovate in science and technology, starting from policy innovation and encouragement of effective scientific and technological application models.

The VFF president made this statement during a meeting on September 6 with 21 leading professors who are head of association members under the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA) on promoting development and innovation of science and technologies, as well as promoting the contribution of intellectuals to the national cause of construction and defence.

Hailing comments from professors on strengthening co-ordination between VFF and VUSTA, Nhan also agreed with them that young intellectuals are important drive for the nation’s development in the current integration context. Therefore, it is necessary to create favourable conditions for young intellectuals to assert themselves via new scientific and technological projects, he added.

The leader urged solutions to encourage enterprises to be aware of the importance of science and technology application in sustainable development, along with forms of honouring typical businesses with successes in research and application of scientific and technologies, as well as scientists who have made ​​great contributions in the field.

Nhan also asked the professors, VUSTA and its association and members to promote their role in social supervision and criticism, particularly focusing on the issues of monitoring public policies for national contributors, quality of industrial inputs, seeds, animal feed, and plant protection products, healthcare services quality, payment of insurance premiums for workers, and implementation of the Law on Science and Technology.