In the morning of 6th May, the Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, visited ExploraScience, a subordinate unit of the Department of Science and Technology, on the occasion of the visit to Binh Dinh.
This visit not only is a great honour for ExploraScience in the early days but also shows the deep concern of The Party and State leaders for the science and technology fields.
We have a short conversation with the staff of ExploraScience, who has directly carried out the preparations as well as welcomed the Prime Minister, in order to have the most precise information.
*To you, what will leave an impression on the Prime Minister in this visit?
Huynh Thanh Nam – science popularising staff – answers: This will be the first science centre in Vietnam open to the public, where people could come to visit and explore science through scientific models, experiments, and games. The development of this centre in the future will stimulate the public’s intellectual curiosity and their interest in science, especially children and high-school students, lay the foundation for the construction of a future generation of scientists for the country. Besides, ExploraScience also makes a contribution to helping Binh Dinh become a place where domestic and international scientists could come and exchange views about their research.
* To welcome the Prime Minister, could you share a little bit about the preparation?
Vo Thi My Hoang – science popularising staff – responds: In the short preparation time for this event, the whole staff were mobilized to complete the content for some exhibition rooms. So that when the Prime Minister came, he could visualize and experience the activity of this centre in the most specific way. After the centre’s inauguration, we expect that the Prime Minister will come back to experience all exhibits and experiments that we together have been studying and gave birth to.
* On the occasion of the Prime Minister’s visit, do you have any wish or suggestion which you would like to attract the government’s interest?
Nguyen Tran Quang Son – Head of Research development – shares: This kind of centre is very new in Vietnam and the public can come to play and discover the world of science. With the desire to develop further, I hope that the government would create conditions on the mechanism of recruitment to attract more human resources of high level.
* How do you feel when having the chance to meet the Prime Minister?
Ha My Phuong – graphic design staff – says: I have had many times seeing the Prime Minister on television and newspapers, but this is the first time I met and welcomed him. I feel very happy when the Prime Minister expressed his excitement with the experiments at the centre, especially Football Games. It really is an honour to me as well as the whole ExploraScience staff.
* Is there anything that you have not expressed in this visit of the Prime Minister at the centre?
Mr Tran Trung Quan – Technical Director of ExploraScience – states: I feel that the Prime Minister is very easy-going when gave me some questions related to the natural phenomena that the experiments in ExploraScience illustrate. I wish to have more time to present more detailed some questions to him as well as take him to visit some other rooms which, however, are under construction, also very attractive.
Thank Mr. Quan and the staff of the ExploraScience for sharing and chatting with us. Hopefully, in the future, ExploraScience will not only be a good place to connect those who have the genuine passion for science but also contribute to the further development of science in Binh Dinh, and then the whole country.