Six more items were officially added to the list of national products of high competitiveness approved by the Prime Minister last week.
Rice of high quality, lifting equipment, network and information security products, vehicle engines, vaccines and products for national security are now considered national products.
Three others were also put in reserve, including catfish processed products, edible and medical mushrooms, and electronic chips.
The list is part of the implementation of the National Product Development Program to 2020, aimed at developing made-in-Vietnam products with advanced technologies.
The program’s goal is to raise the competitiveness of Vietnamese products in the world market in terms of originality, quality, and price, as well as to create higher added value.
To this end, the enhanced application of science and technology plays an important role, according to the program’s Steering Committee.