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Minister Nguyen Chi Dung hosts Vice President of SpaceX

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(MPI) - Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung encourages SpaceX to coordinate with his ministry to build research and development (R&D) centre and lab placed at the Vietnam National Innovation Center (NIC) as well as in other areas of the group’ strengths, during a reception for David Goldman, Vice President for Satellite Policy at SpaceX in Hanoi on October 28.

At the reception. Photo: MPI

At the inauguration ceremony of the National Innovation Center at Hoa Lac Hi-tech Park (NIC Hoa Lac) and the opening of the 2023 Vietnam International Innovation Expo (VIIE 2023), with the witness of Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and MPI Minister Nguyen Chi Dung, numerous memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation were signed between the NIC and partners, including SpaceX, to boost innovation.

Minister Dung welcomed SpaceX to have a booth at the VIIE 2023, and said he applauded the group and other US businesses for seeking opportunities in the Vietnamese market and cooperate with the country to develop the technology sector.

The minister spoke highly of cooperation between NIC and SpaceX, and their activities in science-technology that align with Vietnam’s demands. He affirmed that his ministry will coordinate closely with SpaceX and provide support for US businesses to operate effectively in Vietnam.

Vietnam is willing to engage more deeply in global value chains, and the Government of Vietnam always create favourable conditions for foreign investors, including those from the US, to make successful investments.

Goldman, for his part, expressed his hope that the MoU on cooperation between SpaceX and NIC will achieve set targets to promote innovation.

Goldman also informed about the service testing at NIC and  some other places, adding that SpaceX stands ready to cooperate with Vietnam to develop internet satellite. He expressed his belief that Vietnam will strive to realise the set targets in developing science and technology, and innovation with its strong efforts, and affirmed that the group wants to partner with Vietnam./.

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