By 2020, more than half of the enterprises with high energy needs and emissions as well as 50 per cent of the industrial production establishments will apply clean and energy-saving technologies. With a vision till 2030, this is the agenda of a recently approved national action programme on sustainable production and consumption.
Earlier this week, Vietnam is said to be using computers in the implementation of national exams. Previously, only 500 national pilot schools implemented the computer-based exam (UNBK), however this year as many as 4,468 schools will hold the national examination using the computer.
The goal of the General Department of Vietnam Customs is to revitalize information and technology in all customs state management activities so as to expedite processing of people and enterprises. Director of the Customs Department of IT and Statistics, Mr Nguyen Manh Tung, mentions about the sector’s solutions which is to implement Resolution 36a/ NQ-CP on e-government in time to come. Notably, the customs will improve and work to develop online public services on its e-portal this year.
In Vietnam, the government is coming up with policies to encourage the establishment of venture capital funds to develop new technologies. A dispatch by the Government Office was sent to the Ministry of Science and Technology while the Ministry of Planning and Investment will notify the Prime Minister of the formulation of the policies to encourage the establishment of funds that are to promote the development of technologies within small businesses, taking into consideration the upcoming law on supporting small and medium-sized companies.
To provide assistance for organisations and individuals in developing industries, Vietnam’s ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has created programmes for the timeframe of 2016-2025. According to the draft, important support activities of the programmes include investment promotion activities at home and abroad for attracting investment for producing products, as well as to support industries and develop local and export markets for those products.
The world is quickly evolving into a technologically ubiquitous and savvy place, and because of this, the Vietnam government is looking to boost the country in its field of science and technology to capitalise on this. Thus, they have come up with the National Development Programme Tech 2020. On a whole, the main goal of this programme is promote research, innovate and be adept in creating high-tech as well as effectively apply high technology in different fields of the economy.