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Vietnam to focus on 5 key scientific projects

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam yesterday had a meeting with more than 70 scientists who are taking part in the 5 major scientific projects in Vietnam.

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam delivered his appreciation to all scientists who have contributed to the national science and technology. (Photo by VGP)

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam delivered his appreciation to all scientists who have contributed to the national science and technology. (Photo by VGP)

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam yesterday had a meeting with more than 70 scientists who are taking part in the 5 key scientific projects in Vietnam.

The first project is ‘Researching and Preparing the National History Book Collection’, including 25 volumes of the Vietnamese History, 5 volumes of the Vietnamese Chronicle, and the Database of the Vietnamese History.

The second one is ‘Preparing 37 Volumes of the Vietnamese Encyclopedia’, consisting of both the hard copy and online version.

The third is ‘the Regional Geography of Vietnam’ to describe all 63 provinces and cities in the nation, along with their specific aspects.

The fourth project is ‘Digitizing the Vietnamese Knowledge’ to connect various research results in order to improve research performance and provide necessary tools for other scientific projects while popularizing foundation knowledge to the general public.

The last one is ‘Translating and Promoting Precious Eastern Values via Classical Literature Works’, chaired by the Vietnam National University – Hanoi, to translate and explain in detail classical pieces on religion, philosophy, and politics.

According to the Deputy Prime Minister, the 5 projects are truly meaningful to the current and future Vietnamese generations. They totally support the governmental policies on developing science and education, culture and economics.

The projects have been carried out thanks to our rich historical heritage, our achievements of the 30-year renovation process, and our science-technology potential is gradually growing, the Deputy PM said

 These projects have been attracting the concern and participation of many scientists in various fields, he added.

By LAM NGUYEN – Translated by Vien Hong

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