US and Vietnam Step Up Scientific Cooperation Efforts, Including GIS

…from VietNamNet Bridge

“International co-operation in science and research is essential for economic growth and higher living standards, an official said at a US-Viet Nam conference on scientific co-operation held yesterday, September 24, in HCM City.

“Phan Minh Tan, associate professor and director of the city’s Science and Technology Department, said scientists must co-operate to find ways to commercialise research products and apply those results in practice to serve demand.

“”We are focusing on information technology research, GIS application, new materials, bio-technology, automation, environmental resources protection, urban management, energy, computer science and industrial technology,” Tan said.”