HO CHI MINH CITY, July 15 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City will provide experts, scientists and people with special talents initial support of 100 million Vietnamese dong (over 4,300 U.S. dollars) each along with other incentives, local media reported on Monday.
They will also receive a grant of 30-50 million Vietnamese dong (1,300-2,170 U.S. dollars) each person per month to cover living expenses, and support for accommodation and transportation costs, the Vietnam News daily reported.
To encourage scientific research and technological development, Ho Chi Minh City will give them additional income equivalent to 1 percent of the city's budget spent for their research work and products. This bonus can be up to 1 billion Vietnamese dong (43,400 U.S. dollars) for each expert or scientist.
The municipal authorities earlier this month decided to offer incentives to experts, scientists and people with special expertise in various fields, including information technology, Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, smart city, supporting industries, logistics, high-tech agriculture, biotechnology, stem cells, new materials, nano-technology, digital technology, renewable energy, and electronic components, in the 2019-2022 period.
Besides, the city needs talented policymakers, state managers and urban planners, as well as personnel in infrastructure development and management, public transport, construction, underground spaces, environmental issues, natural disaster prevention and climate change adaption.
The fields of high-tech healthcare, public services, education and training, culture, art, sports, tourism and social sciences also need more talented staff.