A congress to assess recent progress in the field of fluid mechanics opened in Hanoi on October 15.

The 14 th Asian Congress of Fluid Mechanics (ACFM) offers a chance for domestic and foreign scientists to exchange new ideas as well as update advances in fluid mechanics and related industries.

In Vietnam , the sector plays an important role in socio-economic areas such as agriculture, transportation, chemicals, energy, and climate change forecast, Vietnamese Minister of Science and Technology Nguyen Quan said.

Held between October 15 and 19 in the capital city and Ha Long city in northern Quang Ninh province, the event will hear over 200 reports on specific topics by experts from 20 countries across the world.

The Congress was jointly organised by the Institute of Mechanics under the Vietnam Academy of Science of Technology and the Vietnam Fluid Mechanics Association.

The first event was held in India in 1980 with the aim to expand cooperation on fluid mechanics among Asian countries.-VNA