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Quang Ninh (VNA) – The northern coastal province of Quang Ninh will continue spending between 4-5 percent of the locality’s budget on science and technology development, with priority given to those in service sector.

The province has maintained the rate over the last four years, with the peak reported in 2015 with 5.55 percent of regular expenditure spent on science and technology.

In 2012, the provincial Party Committee issued a Resolution on sci-technology development from 2011-2020.

In the four years since the resolution, Quang Ninh poured 520 billion VND in 206 projects.

To date, about 70 percent of the projects have been implemented, mainly in agriculture.

Quang Ninh has established science-technology development funds sourced from the local budget and individuals and enterprises in the locality, aiming to facilitate science-technology research projects.

Thanks to investments in the field, many enterprises in Quang Ninh improved the competitiveness of their products.

With a focus on sci-technology and infrastructure development, Quang Ninh aims to become a service - industry oriented locality by 2020.-VNA