Science and technology

Science and technology policy and administration

Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia eye social sciences boost

Delegates and dialogue partners from Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia on October 19 discussed human resources development in the field of social sciences in the context of global integration. The talks took place at the countries’ 5th annual international conference on this issue. Speaking at the meeting, President ...

PM urges more efforts in research work

The Ministry of Science and Technology has to work harder in developing the sector so that its achievements serve those of other sectors, contributing to socio-economic development in the country. Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith relayed the message on October 12 in his address to scientists, officials and ...

Thailand pledges $1m to kick off ASEAN science development fund

Thailand will invest an initial US$1 million to establish a Science, Technology and Innovation Development Fund for ASEAN. After the first ASEAN Science & Technology Innovation Forum, held in Bangkok last week, Science and Technology Minister Pichet Durongkaveroj said the forum had come up with three plans to ...

Thai start-ups in line for incentives

The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Ministry is considering tax incentives for companies investing in tech start-ups in an attempt to stimulate long-term investment. The ministry plans to spend 100 million baht to promote Thailand’s tech start-up industry, said vice-minister Pansak Siriruchatapong. Keep reading ...

Vietnam Government targets surge in science, tech firms

Science and technology enterprises will play a more important role in the near future, especially after Vietnam integrates more deeply into the global economy, speakers said at a sci-tech development seminar held on 25 November in Ho Chi Minh City. Speaking at the seminar, Deputy Minister of ...

Chinese, Lao leaders mark successful launch of communication satellite

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Lao counterpart, Choummaly Sayasone, sent each other congratulatory messages on 21 November to mark the successful launch of a Lao communication satellite with a Chinese carrier rocket. The satellite, Lao Sat-1, was launched on 21 November at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center ...

Vietnam dominates Mekong's top 10 most promising tech startups

Three Vietnamese projects have been listed in the Mekong region’s top 10 most promising tech startups which will be showcased at an international exhibition in Thailand at the end of this month.   Two Thai startups are also on the list, while the rest are from other ...

Vietnam eases restriction on import of used machinery

Vietnam has introduced a new policy that will allow local companies to bring in machinery that have been in use overseas for less than 10 years, effectively easing a restriction on machines older than five years.    According to the Ministry of Science and Technology, the new ...

Work starts on Vietnam's 'Silicon Valley'

The construction of a hi-tech park following the model of the US’s Silicon Valley began in Ho Chi Minh City on 10 November. Keep reading ...

ASEAN nations adopt new technology plan

ASEAN ministers of science and technology met recently in Vientiane to adopt the ASEAN Plan of Action on Science, Technology and Innovation (APASTI) for 2016-2025. The 16th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Science and Technology was organised in Vientiane by the Ministry of Science and Technology and presided over by ...

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