The event saw the attendance of member of the Party Central Committee, Minister of the MoST Chu Ngoc Anh; Deputy Secretary of Hanoi Party Committee and Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung.
In attendance were leaders of the MoST and Ministries of Agriculture and Rural Development; Health; Planning and Investment; Industry and Trade and Hanoi’s entities.
Addressing the event, Secretary Vuong Dinh Hue said that the meeting aims to boost cooperation between the municipal government and the MoST in the field of science, technology and innovation.
He said Hanoi targets to become a science and technology hub of Vietnam, region and world by 2025.
Based on the goal, Hue asked the delegates to give their opinions on six contents, including coordination in elaborating breakthrough mechanisms and policies of Hanoi, developing science and technology potentials and mapping out measures to attract more investments into science and technology development, and training human resources in the field.
Giving a report at the meeting, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Ngo Van Quy said that Hanoi leads the country in terms of the number of science and technology organizations, with 124 universities, 113 research institutes, 14 national laboratories and 105 public facilities. In addition, there are thousands of science and technology businesses operating in the city.
According to Quy, over the past years, the municipal authorities have paid special attention to issuing preferential policies for science and technology development, and strengthening bodies in charge of State management on science and technology.
Besides, Hanoi has focused on expanding science and technology infrastructure, especially hi-tech parks, software parks, information technology parks, and technology transfer centers.
However, Quy stated that the city’s science and technology activities are still not commensurate with the city’s potential.
At the meeting, the city leader proposed eight recommendations to the MoST, including simplifying procedures to create favorable conditions for scientists to improve the quality of research; and promoting the application of research results into reality.
Hanoi also suggested the MoST support the city in working out the science, technology and innovation development strategy by 2030.