Working session with Ministry of Finance

On September 18th, VAST had a working session with a delegation from the Ministry of Finance led by Dinh Tien Dung, member of the Party Central Committee and Minister of Finance, on several items related to the state budget 2014 and the VAST plan for 2015.

The overview of the working session

The working session drew the participation of leaders and experts from departments under the Ministry of Finance; Prof. Chau Van Minh, member of the Party Central Committee, Secretary of VAST Party Committee and President of VAST; Prof. Duong Ngoc Hai, Vice President of VAST; and leaders from units under VAST.

At the working session, Dr. Phan Ngoc Minh, Head of the Department of Planning and Finance gave brief information about VAST activities over the past time and orientations for 2016-2020; new and major contents in the implementing plan for 2014 and plan for 2015 to do well the tasks of a leading scientific and technological agency according to the strategy for science and technology development in 2011-2020 and master plan for VAST development to 2020 and orientations until 2040 approved by the Prime Minster.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phan Ngoc Minh, head of the Department of Planning and Finance made a report at the working session

Speaking at the working session, President Minh emphasized the need for VAST development according to the plan approved by the Prime Minister, several major tasks assigned by the Government and necessary and urgent contents in VAST plan for 2014 and 2015.

President Chau Van Minh, made a speech at the working session

After listening to ideas from representatives from VAST, leaders from departments under the Ministry of Finance, Minister Dinh Tien Dung concluded that:

- VAST is the leading scientific and technological agency of the country. Over the past time, the Academy has made important contributions to the cause of national socio-economic development. Many tasks and works of the Academy need highly prioritized investment. Therefore, the Ministry of Finance asked functional institutes to research methods to allocate expenditure reasonable to meet the needs of VAST’s tasks.
- The Ministry of Finance wants VAST to build a specific financial mechanism to submit to relevant agencies. VAST needs to research solutions and diversify its resources in technology research and development, in order to meet the increasing requirements of the country.
- About the plan for 2015, the Ministry of Finance recognized and supported proposals by VAST, and asked relevant departments to consider and give priority to allocate the source of capital in the budget. The Ministry of Finance said that additional tasks in 2014 were necessary and urgent tasks and asked VAST to continue to promote close cooperation with relevant units under the ministry to implement.

Minister of Finance Dinh Tien Dung made a speech at the working session

On behalf of VAST, President Minh thanked Minister Dung and representatives from units under the ministry for their working visit to the academy. He asked the ministry to continue to support  the academy to complete tasks assigned by the Government.

Translated by Tuyet Nhung
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