VietNamNet Bridge – The Ho Chi Minh and State Awards for Science and Technology 2010 ceremony will be held this weekend.
The Ministry of Science and Technology on February 14 announced the list of 32 sci-tech works that win the Ho Chi Minh and State Awards for Science and Technology, the highest prizes in Vietnam.
The 32 winning works belong to five fields: natural sciences, social sciences and humanity, science and technology, agricultural sciences and medical sciences.
Twelve works will receive the Ho Chi Minh Awards and 20 will be presented with the State Awards.
Prof. Vu Minh Giang, Vice Chair of the assessment council, said that many works are highly valued, for example the work entitled “Vietnam’s Fauna and Flora, The Red Book and Red List of Vietnam” by a group of 45 researchers.
“There are research works that were implemented in tens of years. Many authors have passed away and they cannot receive the award,” Prof. Giang said.
Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Chu Ngoc Anh said that all 32 works are deserving of the awards because they have long-run and broad influences in life and contribute to Vietnam’s development.
The winners will receive the awards and VND200 million ($10,000) of bonus for the Ho Chi Minh Awards and VND120 million ($6,000) for the State Awards.
These awards are granted each five years to honor outstanding scientists. Nguyen Le