HCM City (VNA) – Authorities of Ho Chi Minh City have invited overseas Vietnamese (OV) intellectuals to work in the city, pledging most favourable conditions possible for them to prove their ability and contribute to the city’s development.

At a reception on August 22 for OV delegates to the 2018 Programme of Connecting Vietnam Innovation Network, Chairman of HCM City People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong said the country always needs the cooperation and contribution of the community of Vietnamese intellectuals abroad, especially talented and enthusiastic young experts.

The delegates took the occasion to propose their ideas to help the city in applying genetic technology in medicine and managing the health care system; addressing traffic congestions; treating waste and protecting the environment; building databases and e-government; and working towards a smart city.

They affirmed their willingness to cooperate with the city and other localities in the country, advocating the building of an ecological system for innovation and creativity, thus facilitating the connectivity among Vietnamese intellectuals worldwide.

Minister of Planning and Investment pledged that the Government, ministries and other managerial agencies will study the proposed ideas for the promulgation of suitable legal framework, strategy and institutions in order to build the ecological system for innovation and creativity.

The Programme of Connecting Vietnam Innovation Network 2018 was launched in Hanoi on August 19. It brought together hundreds of overseas Vietnamese and domestic scientists for the exchange and sharing of visions as well as strategies for scientific and technological development in the sectors that Vietnam needs to accelerate in the coming time.

The event was jointly held by the Ministry of Planning and Investment, the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Ministry of Education and Training -VNA