Innovative sci-tech models pioneered in southern provinces

11:10 | 22/08/2019 Science - Technology

(VEN) - The southern industry and trade sector is helping enterprises innovate technology, develop products, improve productivity, quality and competitiveness, and join value chains.

innovative sci tech models pioneered in southern provinces
Shrimp powder production at the DAPHACO Company in Ca Mau Province

According to the Department of Science and Technology under the Ministry of Industry and Trade, since 2018, 55 models have applied advanced management and productivity improvement tools in nine southern provinces and cities, with Ho Chi Minh City taking the lead with 26 models.

The Ministry of Industry and Trade approved scientific and technological projects, including one for the production of foodstuffs and animal feed from shrimp processing industry by-products by the School of Food Technology and Biotechnology of Hanoi University of Science and Technology in Ca Mau Province. Another project is for researching and applying biotechnology to produce non-pasteurized canned Tra and Ba Sa fish in An Giang Province.

The power sector has applied 110kV and 220kV smart transformer stations, while the oil and gas industry is implementing a large database system for use in oil and gas exploration and exploitation.

Mach Van Nhi, Director of the DAPHACO Ltd. (Ca Mau Province) said with financial assistance from the Ministry of Industry and Trade, his company developed infrastructure and procured equipment and technology for product development. The company’s monthly revenue has reached VND15-17 billion, he said.

DAPHACO will work with the School of Food Technology and Biotechnology to add value to seafood materials and waste materials and has set a target of becoming a leading producer of seafood byproducts in Ca Mau Province, Nhi said.

The Department of Science and Technology said that in 2019, the Ministry of Industry and Trade focused on large-scale scientific and technological tasks while promoting cooperation and connectivity between scientific research institutes and enterprises to maximize efficiency of selected, state-funded programs.

Since 2018, many scientific and technological research projects have been successfully applied in production in

southern provinces, helping businesses maximize production and trade efficiency and carve a niche in the market.

Hoang Ty