The program, entitled “Developing High Technology Till 2020”, has been approved by the Government recently.
Under the program, the country by 2020 will have some 500 enterprises specializing in producing hi-tech products and supplying hi-tech services, and about 200 agricultural entities applied high technologies operating in key economic zones.
The program is also aimed at raising the proportion of hi-tech value in the industrial production to 30% by 2015, and 40% by 2020, and doubling that value in the agricultural production by 2015.
Regarding ICT, the program centers on microchips, basic software and technologies that ensure the setting up of modern telecommunications infrastructure, and new-generation Internet.
For biotechnology, the program focuses on gene technologies which will be applied in the diagnosis, assessment and treatment of diseases, especially fatal ones, and production of recombinant vaccines and protein, genetic modified plants, and microorganisms that have high economic value.
Implementing the program, 500 leaders of hi-tech production projects, 10,000 engineers and researchers will be trained intensively, while 500 voluntary foreign experts and 1,000 overseas Vietnamese experts will be tapped./.