On 21/9, the groundbreaking ceremony of Hanwha Aero Engines factory took place at Hoa Lac Hi-tech Park (HHTP). This is one of the first investment projects in Vietnam related to the aviation industry. The factory will produce aero engine parts, components for leading aviation brand such as General Electric (GE), Pratt & Whitney (PW) and Rolls-Royce.
On January 23rd, 2017, the National Office of Intellectual Property has issued Decision No. 186/QD-SHTT on granting Geographical indication registration certificate No 00055 for the famous “Hưng Yên” longan fruit. Hưng Yên’s Department of Science and Technology is the organization in charge of managing this GI.
On 28 December 2016, the National Office of Intellectual Property of Viet Nam issued Decision No. 5046/QĐ-SHTT on granting Geographical Indication Certification No. 00053 for the famous Kampong Speu palm sugar.
On 05/07/2017 the National Office of Intellectual Property has issued Decision No. 2148 /QĐ-SHTT on granting Geographical indication registration certificate No. 00056 for the famous “Quản Bạ” seedless persimmon. Hà Giang Provincial People’s Committee is the organization in charge of managing this GI.
On December 28, 2016, the National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam issued Decision No. 5065/QĐ-SHTT to grant the Geographical Indication Certificate No. 00054 for the famous Kampot pepper product. Kampot pepper is protected the in Cambodia.
In June 30th and July 1st, the Center for Vietnam Science and Technology Internationalization Promotion (VISTIP) has organized the training course “Diplomatic protocol and foreign affairs communication”.
With objectives of developing Science and Technology (S&T) potentials, building Hoa Lac High-Tech Park to become an attractive destination for investors, on December 20, 2016 in the office of the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), the Management Board of Hoa Lac High-Tech Park (HTP) organized 2016 Investment Conference in Hoa Lac HTP
From December 8 – 10, 2016, in Vientiane, Lao People’s Democratic Republic (DPR), according to the invitation of Laos’ Minister of Science and Technology, the delegation of Vietnam’s Ministry of Science and Technology led by Mr. Chu Ngoc Anh, Member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Minister of Science and Technology paid a visit and had working session in Lao DPR.
In the morning of December 06, 2016, in the office of the Directorate for Standards, Metrology and Quality (STAMEQ), Deputy Director of STAMEQ Nguyen Nam Hai together with representative leaders of some agencies in the Directorate had a meeting and working sessions with Mr. Patrik Jonasson – Director of Public Administration in the Asia-Pacific region of the international Global Language of Business (International GS1) on strengthening bar coding in Vietnam.
In the morning of December 03, 2016 in Hanoi took place the 8th Friendship Festival of Vietnamese – Indian People. Minister of Science and Technology Chu Ngoc Anh attended and delivered a speech in the Festival.