The Ministry of Science and Technology has announced that research laboratories throughout the country will be opened to the public for the first time on May 18 next year, the Vietnam’s Day of Science and Technology.

The event will mark the 55th anniversary of the ministry’s establishment and special science and technology seminars will be organised to celebrate.

There are currently 600 State-owned scientific and technological institutes and about 900 non-State ones. Of these 300 institutes, the ministry said it is going to submit a proposal for the construction of several science-themed amusement parks to make science more attractive to young people.

Minister Nguyen Quan said the annual Day of Science and Technology will provide a special opportunity for museums to attract more visitors and promote the country’s many scientific achievements.-VNA