Oct 12, 2018 witnessed the launch of Lao TECHMART 2018 at Lao ITECC, Vientiane Capital. The event will be held through Oct 21.
The LAO TECHMART-2018 is among activities designed to help achieve strategic goals of science and technology development in order to promote technology transfer, research, innovation and technology application thus promoting socioeconomic development under the theme Fostering Technology Cooperation for Sustainable Development, said Minister of Science and Technology Boviengkham Vongdara.
I am absolutely confident that this TECHMART will be a platform for strengthening cooperation on science and technology research and investment between government, private sector, research institutes, universities, business sector, and entrepreneurs in order to make science and technology a strong driving force for the national socio-economic development as well as the industrialization and modernization in the country, said Minister Boviengkham.
The event has drawn more than 150 booths representing domestic and foreign research and development institutes, universities, businesses and featured a wide range of innovations in various sectors including biotechnology, agricultural technology, energy and new materials, ICT, communications, electronics, transportation, medical products, food and beverage.
The event also provides its participants the opportunity to discuss and exchange points of view on research and technology innovations and the application of modern technology to increase productivity in manufacturing and service sectors thus making local products competitive at regional and international markets.
Source: Lao News Agency