15th NA's fifth plenum: Sci-tech, transport issues under microscope

On June 7, in Hanoi, Minister of Science and Technology Huynh Thanh Dat and Minister of Transport Nguyen Van Thang take the floor at the Q&A session in the 15th National Assembly’s fifth session, which are televised nationwide.
15th NA's fifth plenum: Sci-tech, transport issues under microscope
15th NA's fifth plenum: Sci-tech, transport issues under microscope at the meeting. (Photo: VNA)

After Minister - Chairman of the Government Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs Hau A Lenh and Government members explain relevant issues, Minister Dat is questioned about national sci-tech development strategy; hi-tech application for socio-economic development, especially in agriculture; the allocation, management, and use of State budget for scientific research; the commercialisation of research results from institutes, universities and public service units; mechanisms and policies to encourage private investment in the field; and the enforcement of laws and policies regarding sci-tech development fund for enterprises.

Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha and Ministers of Finance, Planning and Investment, Agriculture and Rural Development, Education and Training, Information and Communications also clarify issues concerned.

In the afternoon session, Minister Thang will make clear solutions to improving the transport infrastructure system and alleviating traffic congestions in major cities, the State responsibility for inspection activities, raising the quality of inspections for road and inland waterway vehicles. Other topics include transportation management and the issuance, revocation and management of road and inland waterway vehicle permits.

Deputy Prime Minister Ha together with ministers of Planning and Investment, Finance, Construction, Science and Technology, Public Security and National Defence will also join in the Q&A session to give further explanations on transport issues.

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(Source: VNA)