India: A delegation from the Vietnamese Ministry of Science and Technology has signed deal with India for the deployment of GIS technologies. The GIS deal aims to spot areas vulnerable to droughts in service of agriculture and forestry and extracting substances from starfish in service of the pharmaceutical industry.
The two countries will also cooperate in designing and developing aerial technology for 3G and 4G wireless services as well as photoelectric cell technology for turning solar power into electricity.
Vietnam and India have also agreed to boost cooperation in the training of experts on atomic energy and radiation and study possibilities of using biotechnology to create varieties of salt and drought-resistant rice, utilize post-harvest straws and turn cassava into bio-energy.
During the visit, the Vietnamese officials attended the eighth meeting of the Vietnam-India Sub-committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation and worked with officials from the Indian Ministry of Science and Technology’s Scientific and Technological Department.