Biology Technology - key to establish “green industry”
From February 27 to 28, 2013, in Hanoi, Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) organized the International Workshop on Vietnam - India Biology Technology. Attending the Workshop were scientists, S&T research and development organizations of Vietnam and India.
In the Workshop, scientists focused on discussing some fields of agriculture, health, food as research on applying biology technology on preservation and development of agricultural trees; research on applying biology technology in preservation and development of animals; technology development for initial application of food and dairy industry; application of biology technology on vaccine, research on gene shortcoming for cancers and brain diseases… Deputy Minister MOST Chu Ngọc Anh clearly stated that the Government of Vietnam has always considered Biology Technology as one of four prioritized fields in the country’s socio-economic development strategy. Vietnam has issued policies in strengthening the development and use of biology technology in order to maximized the exploitation, protection and development of the country’s organism resources, serve for the sustainable development of agriculture, forestry and fishery, protect people’s health and living environment, then efficiently serve for the country’s industrialization and modernization.
The Workshop has defined biology technology is the spearhead technology of the 21 century. Biology technology achievements have been applied in many fields and brought in significant benefits for many countries in fields of agriculture, medicine, food, new materials, and clean biology energy. Biology technology has help people’s life to become more safety and sustainable… Vietnam and India have many characteristics of economic development based on agriculture; therefore biology technology would play an important role and be the key to create breakthroughs for establishing “green industry” of the two countries.
It is known that on March 29, 2012, Vietnam and India signed the Cooperation Program on Biology Technology field, which focused on molecule biology field, biology technology in agriculture, biology technology in medicine and biology technology in environment.
PNR (English edition I-2013)