Top legislator visits Australian largest scientific research centers
16:10 | 30/11/2017

VGP – National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and the Vietnamese high-ranking delegation came to see the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) on November 30.

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan visits the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), Canberra, Australia, November 30, 2017 – Photo: VNA

The tour is part of the Vietnamese top legislator’s official visit to Australia . 

Addressing the CSIRO, the Chairwoman expressed her delight at witnessing the signing of an action program between the Vietnamese Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) and the Australian Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.  

The top legislator said the signing reflects Viet Nam’s interest in comprehensive partnership with Australia, including in science and technology. 

Ms. Ngan spoke highly of joint work between the MoST and the CSIRO after PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull witnessed the signing of a support agreement for Viet Nam during  the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Week in early November in Da Nang. 

CSIRO is the largest and most prestigious research organization of Australia in many fields such as agriculture, food, energy, health care and bio safety, land and water, manufacturing technology, mineral resources, marine and atmospheric science, astronomy and cosmology, information technology and media. 

* The same day, Ms. Ngan visited ACIAR in which she highlighted the importance of technological application  in agriculture as 70 percent of Vietnamese population rely on agriculture. 

The top legislator hailed the cooperation between the MoST and the ACIAR over the past years, saying it contributed to improving the living conditions for Vietnamese.

ACIAR started a cooperative program with Viet Nam since 1993 and has supported research in ago-forestry-fishery sector with 170 projects worth nearly US$76 million. The centre aims to help improve sustainable livelihoods of Vietnamese farmers, especially small-sized farmer households./. 

By Kim Anh  

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