Winners of Ho Chi Minh Awards in military, defence announced

Thursday, 2017-05-18 11:56:36
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President Tran Dai Quang presents awards to winners. (Credit: VNA)
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NDO – A ceremony was held at the headquarter of the Ministry of Defence in Hanoi on May 17 to present the Ho Chi Minh Awards for Science and Technology to two projects in the field of military and defence.

The event was attended by President Tran Dai Quang.

The honoured projects include one on the Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago conducted by 33 researchers and one on ‘researching and applying scientific and technical advances on diagnosis and treatment of primary liver cancer and some digestive, liver and bile diseases’ by Professor, Dr. Mai Hong Bang and 18 additional experts.

The second project has been applied in the 108 Military Central Hospital in Hanoi and its techniques have been successfully transferred to many other hospitals.

Addressing the awards ceremony, President Tran Dai Quang appreciated great achievements that the military science and technology employees have gained over the past years.

The President emphasised that the two projects are the result of the research conducted by as well as the intelligence and talents of military scientists.

The Ho Chi Minh Awards are a vivid demonstration of the appreciation of the Party, State and people to Vietnamese military scientists for their notable achievements in researching and applying science and technology, significantly contributing to safeguarding the country’s independence, sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity as well as serving people’s lives, he added.

The State leader expressed hope that the scientific and technological officials would continue to uphold the tradition to develop science and technology and make the sector become the most important driving force for economic development, environmental protection, security and defence.

The Ho Chi Minh Awards for Science and Technology have been the most prestigious awards for outstanding and high-valued projects that have had a great impact on the people’s lives as well as significantly contributed to the cause of socio-economic development and the maintenance of security.