Meeting with President Truong Tan Sang in Hanoi on June 24, owners of 75 innovative firms asked for the State support in hi-tech application, which will help them reach out to more markets at home and abroad.

They are among award-winners recently honoured for innovation and creativity by the Ministry of Science and Technology and Radio the Voice of Vietnam.

President Sang lauded them for outstanding achievements in innovating technology and improving the quality of Vietnamese-branded products.

In reply to their request, he assured them that the Party and State highly value the role of science and technology in national industrialisation and modernisation.

As the era of trade liberalisation is approaching, enterprises should adopt state-of-the-art technologies to become highly competitive, helping the country become industrialised by 2020, he said.-VNA