Minister of Science and Technology Huynh Thanh Dat said demand for them from manufacturers is rising, but local firms struggle to satisfy it.
Developing a skilled workforce that can help the country satisfy its demand for industrialisation and modernisation is important, he said.
Duong Anh Duc, deputy chairman of the HCM City People’s Committee, said the city offers loans for hi-tech projects in key industries and fully subsidises the interest, and pays close attention to training.
The Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission has been tasked with recommending industrialisation and modernisation policies by next year, including for developing a workforce for the intermediate industry.
The country aims to become a developing country with a modernised industry and medium high income by 2030. — VNS