Some 300 billion VND (14 million USD) will be poured into science research for developing the South central and Central Highlands regions.

The figure was released by the Ministry of Science and Technology at a two-day workshop held on May 7 in the city of Nha Trang with more than 100 experts and local authorities in attendance.

According to the Ministry’s report, the Government has focused its investment in programmes to develop rural and mountainous areas from 2011-2015.

The programmes include fostering advanced technology application in irrigation projects as well as improving livestock and aquaculture efficiency and quality to meet international standards.

Participants suggested upcoming priorities focus on developing key products and technologies to ensure food security and enhance added value.-VNA