Outcomes of the 2013 Knowledge Sharing Programme (KSP) launched by the Republic of Korea (RoK) to share experience in socio-economic development with Vietnam were announced at a conference on March 6 in Hanoi.

Addressing the conference, Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Dang Huy Dong said the KSP was the result of practical cooperation between the two countries.

He said it helped build and upgrade the capacity of Vietnamese governmental officials and agencies in policy management and design by giving consultations and support for the implementation of the policies.

RoK Ambassador Jun Dea Joo said the success of the programme was due to the great effort put in by both RoK and Vietnamese experts and researchers.

It aimed to offer helpful recommendations to policy-makers in shaping socio-economic development, he said.

The KSP covered four topics; national energy policy, joining the global supply chain, social housing development and building the Law on Environment Protection.

Associate Prof. Dr. Bui Tat Thang, head of the Institute for Development Strategy, said the RoK’s experience and recommendations are useful sources for the building of socio-economic development strategy for Vietnam in the 2011-2020 period.

In the coming time, more topics will be added to the programme, including the upgrade of the industry sector, a strategy to develop human resources in Vietnam to regional standards, the management of economic groups and the building of a forecast system for the Vietnamese markets, he said.

The KSP was launched in 2004 by the RoK’s Ministry of Strategy and Finance with the purpose of sharing the country’s experience with developing nations.-VNA