(KPL) The Ministry of Science and Technology held a walk to commemorate the National Science Day (October 12) in Vientiane Capital on Monday, October 14.

The walk, starting and ending at Patouxay, along Lane Xang Avenue, was officiated by Minister of Science and Technology Boviengkham Vongdara. Representatives of government organizations and Vientiane residents also joined the minister in the walk.

“This important event is being held to raise public awareness of the importance of the science to the national socio-economic development. In addition, the science and technology sector also plays a role in promoting socio-economic development, leading our country to become a modern economy,” said Mr Boviengkham Vongdara.

The Party and government have attached importance to the development in the science and technology sector, especially through promoting invention, research, development, technology transfer, innovation, intellectual property, standardization and measurement, to attract domestic and foreign investment.