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HCM City (VNA) – Ho Chi Minh City’s Contest on Youth Innovative Ideas 2018 has been launched and opened to entries from March 6 to September 10.

The contest, the 10th edition of its kind, is co-organised by the Centre for Youth Science and Technology Development under the municipal Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union, and the HCM City chapter of the Vietnam Youth Union.

It is open to young Vietnamese people, aged between 6-30, who are living and studying both in and outside the country.

According to the organisers, the innovation ideas submitted to the contest must ensure creativeness and applicableness.

The contest is designed to encourage the spirit of creativeness among young people with the hope of improving the quality of human resources, accelerating administrative reform, enhancing the quality of growth and competitiveness of the city’s economy, reducing traffic congestions and accidents; mitigating flooding, sea level rise and responding to climate change, reducing environmental pollution and promoting urban development.

Ideas aimed at building HCM City into a smart city and startups and initiatives in labour and production are also encouraged.

Contestants may take part in the competition individually or in groups of no more than five people. Each individual is enabled to submit different ideas through website ytuong.khoahoctre.com.vn.

The final round and awarding ceremony will be held in October 2018.-VNA