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The 16th Conference of AsAsian science parks towards Green Economyian Science Parks Association (ASPA) is taking place in HCM City on October 25-26 under the theme of “Science Parks towards a Green Economy”.

The annual event attracted more than 140 delegates, including  senior government representatives along with leading scientists and managers from science parks, research institutes and universities from over 20 nations around the world.

It provided a good opportunity for the domestic business and technological community to share experience in establishing and managing science parks and hi-tech development projects with foreign partners in Asia and the world.

Speakers from Asian science parks, such as Schinchu Science Park in Taiwan and Technopark in the Republic of Korea, talked about their achievements under their successful organisational models..

Minister of Science and Technology Nguyen Quan said Vietnam is in the process of global economic integration and looks towards to building a modern science and technology industry, especially in the hi-tech field.

Vietnam aims to increase the application of hi-tech advances to industrial products with their value accounting for 40 percent of the national industrial production by 2020.

The Ministry of Science and Technology will take note of new ideas and learn from the experience of international partners in formulating policies and developing national hi-tech parks.

ASPA President Yong Hyun Lee said scientific and technological cooperation plays a key role in international linkages for mutual development, and affirmed that the 16th ASAP indicates the rapid emergence of science parks throughout Asia.

(VOV)

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