THE PRIME MINISTER OF GOVERNMENT
SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom – Happiness
Hanoi, September 28, 2004
APPROVING THE SCHEME ON RENEWAL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT MECHANISM
THE PRIME MINISTER
Pursuant to the December 25, 2001 Law on Organization of the Government;
Pursuant to the June 22, 2000 Law on Science and Technology;
At the proposal of the Minister of Science and Technology,
Article 1.- To approve the "Scheme on renewal of science and technology management mechanism" issued together with this Decision.
Article 2.- Implementation organization
The Ministry of Science and Technology shall assume the prime responsibility for, and coordinate with the ministries, the ministerial-level agencies, the Government-attached agencies, the People's Committees of the provinces or centrally-run cities in, organizing the implementation of the Scheme on renewal of science and technology management mechanism.
Annually, the ministries, the ministerial-level agencies, the Government-attached agencies, the provincial/municipal People's Committees send their reports on the situation of renewing the science and technology management mechanism in their respective agencies or localities to the Ministry of Science and Technology for sum-up and report to the Prime Minister.
Article 3.- This Decision takes implementation effect 15 days after its publication in the Official Gazette.
Article 4.- The ministers, the heads of the ministerial-level agencies, the heads of the Government-attached agencies, the presidents of the provincial/municipal People's Committees shall have to implement this Decision.
Phan Van Khai
ON RENEWAL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT MECHANISM
(Issued together with the Prime Minister's Decision No. 171/2004/QD-TTg of September 28, 2004)
Science and technology constitute the foundation and motive force for accelerated industrialization and modernization as well as sustainable development of the country. Our Party and State have early determined the key role of the scientific and technological revolution. Over the recent past, particularly in the renewal period, many important documents on strategic orientations, mechanisms and policies for scientific and technological development were promulgated: The Resolution of the second plenum of the Party Central Committee, the VIIIth Congress (1996); the Conclusions of the sixth plenum of the Party Central Committee, the IXth Congress (2002); the Law on Science and Technology (2000); the Strategy for development of Vietnam's science and technology till 2010 (2003); and many other specific policies on building up potentials and renewing mechanisms for science and technology management.
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