President Tran Dai Quang (left) and President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Tran Thanh Man cut the ribbon to release the book.(Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam Golden Book of Innovation 2018 which gathers outstanding innovative projects and solutions in science-technology made its debut in Hanoi on August 30.

The book was released on the occasion of the 73rd anniversary of National Day (September 2) at a ceremony with the attendance of President Tran Dai Quang.

Apart from the summaries of 73 prize-winning projects in the past year, the book also lists collectives and individuals who won international awards, along with Vietnam’s policies in support of innovation.

Addressing the ceremony, President Tran Dai Quang stressed that scientific-technological development and application is the country’s top priority and one of the key driving forces of socio-economic development and national defence. 

He said the honoured projects and solutions are significant to Vietnam’s science-technology as they have been effectively applied in high-tech agriculture, public health care, infrastructure development, renewable energy, climate change adaptation, and national defence and security.

The leader urged the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee, the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations to continue with close coordination in selecting outstanding works and solutions for publishing the book.

This is to encourage innovation and scientific-technological application among the public, thus helping Vietnam catch up with advanced countries in the region and the world in the fourth Industrial Revolution and become an industrialised nation, he said.-VNA