Ho Chi Minh City: Prof. Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Giao being President of the City’s Science Council

Posted at: MONday - 10/10/2016 10:54 - post name: Cộng tác viên

Mr. Nguyen Thanh Phong – Chairman of People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City granted Decision on establishment of the Science Council to Prof. Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Giao.

Mr. Nguyen Thanh Phong – Chairman of People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City granted Decision on establishment of the Science Council to Prof. Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Giao.

In the Afternoon of 24 August, Ho Chi Minh City’s Science Council was officially introduced and organized the first meeting. The Science Council, which was established under Decision No. 190/QD-UBND dated 18 January 2016 of Chairman of People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City, comprises 21 members and elected Prof. Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Giao - Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City’s Union of Science and Technology Associations as President. In addition, 8 members of the Council are members of the Provincial Party Committee and presidents of the member associations of the Union.

Functions and tasks of the Council are to advise on implementing the guidelines, policies and resolutions of the Party and policies and laws of the State; consulting on construction, planning and implementation of the Party Committee's directions; giving comments on strategic drafts, programs and plans for leadership and administration of the municipal People's Committee in the field of science and technology, social science at the request of the Party Committee, Municipal People's Committee; Proposing and giving comments on application of science and technology achievements in production and life, implementation of big investment and development projects of the city.

At the session of granting the Decision on establishment of the Council, Mr. Nguyen Thanh Phong–Chairman of the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh city – hoped that the Council would support, co-operate with leaders of the City to effectively implement policies and programs associated with practical needs of the social life with a view to building a civilized and modern city with good quality of life.

Mr. Phong said that Ho Chi Minh City set out 7 ground-breaking programs, including a program on improvement of the quality of human resources. In addition to the Science Council, in the coming time, the City will establish the President Council of universities, colleges in the city, contributing to training of human resources under requirements for development of the City, implementation of projects as ordered by the City.

According to Prof. Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Giao, the Council consists of members from many principal industries, including those who previously held State management positions. Therefore, the Council will cover and evaluate the overall socio-economic development of the city, thereby, trying to mobilize more talents in society to form an effective channel to advise the city leaders on the targets to become the center of Southeast Asia, attract and be a destination in the field of education and training, health care of countries.

With the establishment of the Science Council, Ho Chi Minh City also annulled decisions on establishment of Science and Technology Council, Social Science Council and the Science Council of the City.

After the end of the introduction, the Science Council organized its first meeting to implement the tasks assigned by the Chairman of the People’s Committee.

Author: Nguyen Thu Hanh
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