Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan has affirmed the Party and State always encourage and facilitate the young to conduct scientific research and develop projects useful to the country’s development.

This is also the Party and State’s expectations of the Vietnamese youth, she added while meeting in Hanoi on December 23 with 80 outstanding individuals who have won the Golden Globe award since 2003.

Launched in 2003, the scientific and technological award was first presented to outstanding individuals in information technology. In 2011, it started to honour outstanding young people in IT, pharmacy and medical, biological and environmental technology.

Over the past decade, as many as 105 talented young people have been given the “Golden Globe” award.

While praising the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee and the Ministry of Science and Technology for the initiative, the Vice President asked them to expand the award to draw the participation of more young people.-VNA