10:45 | 14/09/2018 Science - Technology
(VEN) - Universities and businesses in Laos and Vietnam signed 11 technology cooperation and transfer agreements at a two-day Vietnam-Laos technology transfer forum, the Vietnam-Laos TechConnect 2018, held in Vientiane last month.
The event was sponsored by the two countries’ ministries of science and technology, and featured a display of 142 technologies and technological products.
Speaking at the launch, Laos’ Minister of Science and Technology, Prof. Dr Boviengkham said the exhibition would become a platform for promoting cooperation in research and technology transfer between the public and private sectors and the two countries’ research institutes.
Vu Van Tich, head of the Science and Technology Department under the Vietnam National University in Hanoi, said his university would transfer bio-diesel production technology, microbiological technology for environmental treatment, and information and communications technology for urban management.
Kheuankham Samounty, director of the Lao Scitec, said the company signed a cooperation agreement with the Vietnam National University in Hanoi on the transfer of an online car-dispatching platform, helping people and tourists easily call for taxis or minibuses at any location.
Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Tran Van Tung said the forum helps connect Vietnamese technology researchers and developers with government agencies and business communities in Laos. These connections are designed to promote commercialization, application and investment in Laos’ technology in key fields such as agricultural product process and preservation, renewable energy, environmental protection and information technology.
Tran Van Tung suggested Vietnamese agencies and businesses closely coordinate with Lao units to quickly implement the signed technology cooperation and transfer contracts.
Phan Van Kiem, deputy chairman of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, said that in a decade of technological cooperation with neighboring Laos, the academy has carried out research and technology transfer for Lao partners in such fields as earth science, biotechnology, and information technology.
Vu Xuan Trung, director of the Nam Dinh Center for Application of Science and Technology, said the forum provides opportunities for scientists and businesses from both countries to meet and discuss research, application and development of science and technology.
The Vietnam-Laos technology forum also aims to deepen cooperation between the Vietnamese and Lao ministries of
science and technology, which have agreed to work together on human resource development in Laos, culture and
education exchanges, clean agriculture development, and environmental protection.