Industry 4.0 opens up development opportunity for Vietnam

“The era of Industrial Revolution 4.0, which revolves around big data, open platforms, robots, and artificial intelligence, will provide huge opportunities for Vietnam to have better economic performances, improve the livelihoods of people and maintain national sovereignty and security”, said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
The Prime Minister made the statement at a meeting with overseas Vietnamese in science and technology who came home to attend Vietnam’s innovation network program in Hanoi from August 18-24.

PM Phuc thanked the scientists for their interest in developing science and technology in their homeland.

Briefing them on the country’s situation, PM Phuc said that things had improved in recent years, and the government has paid attention to science and technology, considering it a key to enhance labor productivity.

“This is a good opportunity for Vietnam to keep up with developed countries in the world”, he said. “There will be no progress without innovation”.

 PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc and delegates announce the connection of the Vietnam Innovation Network 2018.
Photo: Duong Giang / VNA

The Prime Minister attends the Industry 4.0 Summit and Expo 2018 under the theme
“Vision and Development Strategy  in the Fourth Industrial Revolution”. Photo: Duong Giang / VNA

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the opening ceremony of the Industry 4.0 Summit and Expo 2018. Photo: Duong Giang / VNA

In that spirit, PM Phuc asked the scientists to join hands in building an e-government in Vietnam, and assist the government in handling challenges that the fourth industrial revolution brings as well as other social issues like labor, protection of children’s rights, citizen rights and cyberattacks.

The Government will focus on cooperation, investment, technology transfer, and human resource training, and continue developing an innovation ecosystem to ensure that overseas Vietnamese scientists can contribute to the nation’s development, he said.

Pledging to accompany the government in the era of Industrial Revolution 4.0 (or Industry 4.0), the scientists said that they want to coordinate with domestic colleagues in specific projects and programs.

They recommended that more investments should be made in basic research to create a science-technology market. In addition, the government should build a favorable legal corridor for the digital economy, especially e-government, as part of efforts to develop science and technology.

Earlier, at Industry 4.0 Summit and Expo 2018 held in Hanoi in July called “Vision and Development Strategy in the Fourth Industrial Revolution”, Prime Minister Phuc also stressed that the Government should adopt drastic reforms to grasp opportunities and minimize unwanted impacts of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Vietnam has been actively researching new global technologies – such as the Internet of Things, big data, and artificial intelligence – to improve its competitiveness and boost innovation, the PM said.

Vietnam is making the fullest use of the world’s science and technology achievements to develop domestic production
toward increasing automation, reducing costs and raising product quality. Photo: VNP’s files.

In preparation for Industry 4.0, businesses in Ho Chi Minh City have invested in new and advanced technology for production.
In the photo: The automation workshop at the Training Center of the Ho Chi Minh City Hi-Tech Zone. Photo: VNA

A new production line at the Phu Nghia industrial zone in Chuong My district, Hanoi. Photo: VNP’s files.

 Students from Lac Hong University won the first prize in the Urban Concept vehicle category
of Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2015 in the Philippines. Photo: VNP’s files

Customers at Robotcafe in Hanoi are served by a robot.
The cafe is an inspiring space for young people interested in technological innovation. Photo: VNP’s files

The Vietnamese Government has adopted policies to develop hi-tech farming. In the photo: Monitoring the growth of plants
at the laboratory of the Potato, Vegetable and Flower Research Center in Da Lat. Photo: VNP’s files

Since 2015, VinEco has invested in agricultural production, pouring 4 trillion dong into 14 farms nationwide.
In the photo: The smart watering system at a VinEco farm. Photo: VNP’s files

Breed shrimp research at Aquaculture Research Institute II,  Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Photo: VNP’s files

 After 15 years of operation, the Ho Chi Minh City Hi-Tech Zone has helped boost hi-tech development
in the country and has gradually formed a chain of hi-tech supporting industries.
In the photo: Plant tissue research at the Ho Chi Minh City Hi-Tech Zone. Photo: VNP’s files

Vegetable and flower producers in Lam Dong use e-commerce for marketing and sales. Photo: VNP’s files

Vietnam now has four vaccine plants of international standards.
In the photo: A Vietnam-made measles vaccine. Photo: VNP’s files

The Vietnamese Government is determined to build focused long-term orientations and concrete policies. The country also needs the support of development partners, businesses, and international experts during the wave of scientific-technological breakthroughs as well as its increasing integration into the world, he noted.

The PM offered some key solutions such as enhancing cooperation with foreign partners in accessing Industry 4.0; updating development trends and experiences in the world, especially experiences in dealing with unwanted impacts such as unemployment and social problems; further connecting domestic and overseas Vietnamese sci-tech experts; and promoting relations with other countries, international organizations, and multinational enterprises to select suitable models and experiences for application in Vietnam.

Industry 4.0 is expected to transform the world into a digital one, changing the approaches of humans in all fields, according to Dr. Ngo Hong Son, Dean of the School of Information and Communication Technology, Hanoi University of Science and Technology.

Dr. Son said the Internet of Things (IoT) with numerous applications such as agricultural automation and data analysis has been making positive impacts on people’s styles of living, working and communicating.

He said Industry 4.0 may bring about a great opportunity for Vietnam to make breakthrough economic developments, noting that Vietnam should prepare highly qualified human resources to promptly and effectively gain access to world technological achievements.

Vietnam is set to take the full advantage of Industry 4.0 to develop strategic industries of high competitiveness, information technology, electronics, processing, smart manufacturing and green industries.



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