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Korea, China draft engineering cooperation road map

Posted: 03 Jul 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:China-Korea cooperation? engineering roadmap? bio-fuel?

South Korea's Ministry of Science and Technology disclosed June 28 it is plotting a long-term road map to strengthen bilateral cooperation in science and engineering with China, according to Korea.net.

The ministry said the new approach could allow policymakers to better coordinate research projects and help in the allocation of state resources. Korea's Science Minister Kim Woo-sik and his China counterpart Wan Gang will be present at the ninth science and technology committee meeting in Beijing to finalize the road map.

Besides drafting the roadmap, the two countries plan open of a joint lab to facilitate basic nanotechnology.

Kim Cha-dong, director general of the ministry's science and technology cooperation bureau, said that by jointly setting up a detailed, sector-specific road map, future Korea-China cooperation could be managed more efficiently.

Kim added that cooperation in aerospace, new materials, semiconductors, steel production, traditional medicine, environmental protection and bio-fuels were some areas that would be beneficial for both countries.

Other ministry sources predict that if a joint Korea-China science technology road map becomes successful, it could be also be extended to incorporate Japan.




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