17 scientists, organizations honored on Science and Technology Day

The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Science and Technology on May 15 honored 17 organizations and individuals for their contributions to the development of science and technology.

At a meeting held to mark National Science and Technology Day, May 18, Science And Technology Minister Nguyen Quan said the day is meant to honor scientists and give them an opportunity to explain what they have done for the country.

On the occasion, universities and research units open their doors to young people to carry out experiments and show their passion for science.

At the meeting, city authorities praised the Biotechnology Center of Ho Chi Minh City, National Institute of Medical Materials, Nguyen Thi Kim Dung of the Pasteur Institute, Dr Nguyen Minh Tien of the Children’s Hospital No.1, and Dr. Iftikhar Ahmed, director of the semi-conducting lab at the Sai Gon Hi-Tech Park.

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