Vice Chairman of the HCM City People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem (R) and Lao Minister of Science and Technology Boviengkham Vongdara (Photo: VNA)
Laos hopes for support from authorities in Ho Chi Minh City to facilitate joint science and technology projects, said Lao Minister of Science and Technology Boviengkham Vongdara at a meeting with Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem on June 15.
The visiting minister said his delegation has toured the local high-tech park and centre for quality measurement to learn about their operations.
He lauded Ho Chi Minh City’s socio-economic growth, in which science and technology have an important role.
Welcoming his guest, Liem said delegation exchanges between Vietnam and Laos in the field of science and technology provide insights and boost connectivity.
He reviewed past cooperation between the southern city and Laos in the field, adding that the local authorities will do their best to assist future joint projects.
The same day, the Lao delegation met with the HCM City Department of Science and Technology to discuss a range of topics, including technology transfer and scientific research programmes.