August 12, 2020, People’s Committee Office of Da Nang city said that the Chairman of Da Nang City People’s Committee issued Decision No. 2686/QD-UBND approving the project “Expanding and upgrading Danang Biotechnology Center for research and development South Central Region”.
Expanding and upgrading Danang Biotechnology Center into a biotechnology research and development (R&D) center to serve socio-economic development in the South Central region, on the basis of Strong enough material-technical and human resources and a specific operating mechanism ensure the capacity of the hub of all parties: science, technology, enterprises, farmers – forestry farmers – fishermen.
Thereby, the center is able to attract investment to contribute to the development of value chain segments to develop the advantages of the South Central Region (high-tech agriculture, marine biotechnology, medicinal herbs …), take an active part in the conservation and development of biological resources, environmental protection and sustainable development of the sub-region and the country. The investment content includes: building 3-storey biotechnology research and application laboratory; 3-storey probiotic laboratory block; 3-storey general applied research block; experimental pilot workshop cluster; animal test area; greenhouses, net houses; experimental garden; field – experimental forest and procurement of machinery and equipment.
The total capital of the project is 651.7 billion VND, from the central budget, the local budget capital and the socialization capital. The Department of Science and Technology of Da Nang city is an agency assigned to lead, organize and manage the implementation in the period 2020-2030.
Since the end of the 20th century, biotechnology has turned from a science to a high-tech economic and technical branch of many countries around the world. For our country, biotechnology plays an important role in contributing to food security, structural transformation and sustainable development of the industrial and rural economy; providing basic and essential products for public health care; protecting living environment, serving socio-economic development.
Da Nang’s investment in expanding the Biotechnology Center with the goal of implementing the role of a meeting point of science, technology, enterprises and farmers – forestry farmers – fishermen has confirmed the role of biotechnology in the present era as well as showing the development orientation of the economic structure of the city. This is a development opportunity for businesses operating in the biotechnology industry in Da Nang in particular and Vietnam in general, creating momentum for attracting foreign investors to set up company taking advantage of local resources.