KOICA Viet Nam Office attended the 3rd Anniversary celebration of VKIST

22.05.2020

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KOICA Viet Nam Office attended the 3rd Anniversary celebration of VKIST attached image

KOICA Viet Nam Office attended the 3rd Anniversary celebration of VKIST




On May 18th, KOICA Viet Nam Office attended the 3rd Anniversary celebration of the Viet Nam - Korea Institute of Science and Technology (VKIST), jointly organized with the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) and VKIST.


At the ceremony, there were the participation of Korean Embassy’s Counselor of Science and Technology Mr. Shin Sang Yeol, KOICA Viet Nam Country Director Mr. Cho Han-Deog, Vice Minister of Science and Technology Mr. Bui The Duy, President of VKIST Mr. Kum Dongwha, together with the members of the Institute Council and about 50 guests. The project of 'Establishment of the Viet Nam - Korea Institute of Science and Technology - VKIST' is being implemented by the Korean Government's ODA grant aid through KOICA. The ceremony is an event confirming the prospects of VKIST.


In the opening speech, President of VKIST Mr. Kum Dongwha expressed thanks to all of the officials of MOST, KOICA and VKIST for their continued support over the past three years. Especially, despite the Covid -19 pandemic, the VKIST still can overcome many difficulties thanking to the close cooperation of the stakeholders. In the future, VKIST will strive to become a leading public R&D institute in Viet Nam.


Vice Minister of Science and Technology Mr. Bui The Duy congratulated on the 3rd Anniversary of VKIST, and confirmed that the successful implementation of the project is a result of the continued efforts of President of VKIST Mr. Kum Dongwha and KOICA. Despite three years of challenges, the Institute has been able to overcome successfully thanks to the close bilateral cooperation. He expressed his hope that VKIST will contribute to improving the competitiveness in science and technology in Viet Nam, and become a symbolic public R&D institute in Viet Nam in a near future,


Country Director of KOICA Viet Nam Office Mr. Cho Han-Deog congratulated the 3rd Anniversary of VKIST, and expressed his gratitude to the contribution and devotion of all stakeholders, including the Ministry of Science and Technology, President of VKIST Mr. Kum Dongwha and the others who are dedicated to bring the project to success. He also pledged that KOICA is making its continued efforts to support and implement the VKIST project successfully.


At the ceremony, VKIST awarded certificates of merit to four people who have contributed to the project from the early period, including Ms. Tran Thi Thuy – Official of MOST and Ms. Pham My Linh - Senior ODA Specialist of KOICA Viet Nam Office.


The celebration marks a critical milestone and provides momentum for the project successful completion. With successful implementation of the "VKIST Project", in the future, VKIST will provide optimal solutions to Viet Nam’s development needs in the industry and become an important organization contributing to Viet Nam's sustainable development. 

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