National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue and Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea (RoK) Kim Jin-pyo attended the event.
Addressing the ceremony, the top Vietnamese legislator said that the VKIST project is the fruit of the two countries' cooperation in science, technology, and innovation, which is considered an inevitable trend of the times.
He expressed his hope that the success of the institute model would create a driving force to promote the transformation of the national innovation system.
For his part, Kim said that the VKIST project is of great significance in the two countries' cooperation in science, technology, and innovation.
This is also the largest project financed by the RoK's non-refundable aid in the world and it is also the project to support the establishment of the first public research unit of the RoK, he said.
The VKIST project is a development cooperation project between the Governments of Viet Nam and the RoK. It is co-managed by the Vietnamese Ministry of Science and Technology and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)./.