In recent years, thanks to the promotion of research, technology acquisition and technology transfer, the mechanical engineering industry has gained remarkable achievements, contributing to the country’s industrialization and modernization.
Many achievements in applied research
Evaluating the bright spots in science and technology activities (S&T) in the field of mechanical engineering, Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Pham Cong Tac said that hundreds of types of mechanical products manufactured from the results of activities. S&T research has been successfully designed and manufactured at competitive prices, meeting production requirements, contributing to increasing the localization of equipment and reducing imports. Some units have enough capacity to act as general contractors for large projects worth billions of US dollars; Some products have met the same quality standards as imported products and are eligible for export to compete with foreign products such as electrostatic precipitator for 600 MW thermal power plant or in In the field of hydro-mechanical engineering, up to now, more than 20 large capacity hydropower projects have been implemented.
In addition, for the transport engineering industry, a value chain of manufacturing components, supporting equipment parts, assembling buses of up to 80 seats of high quality at domestic rate has been formed. to 40%, expand the manufacture of heavy trucks and specialized vehicles to meet the requirements of production and means of quality equivalent to other ASEAN countries. In the field of agricultural mechanics, a group of equipment, machinery and production lines for agriculture have been created such as animal feed processing line, cassava starch processing, manufacturing design. submersible pumps with high technology, pumps with large capacity of up to 36,000 m3 / h replace imported …
Mr. Dao Phan Long – General Secretary of Vietnam Association of Mechanical Engineering Enterprises (DN) – said that in the past, all types of steel structures, non-standard equipment of industrial plants, oil and gas platforms, hydroelectric works, irrigation, cement plants, chemicals have to buy from foreign … but now Vietnam has been active with a high rate of localization. Vietnam can also build ships of 70,000 tons and 105,000 tons.
Need relay for businesses
Currently, Industry Revolution 4.0 is opening up great opportunities for the mechanical engineering industry, but the challenges are not small. Talking with reporter of Industry and Trade Newspaper, Mr. Do Phuoc Tong – Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City Association of Mechanical and Electrical Enterprises Ho Chi Minh (HAMEE) – said that in order to promote the development of domestic mechanical engineering industry, there should be policies to support enterprises to borrow capital to invest in equipment, machinery and production workshops; formulating programs to support technological innovation; plan, create favorable conditions and provide incentives for mechanical enterprises to enter industrial parks and industrial complexes at reasonable costs.
At the same time, to create favorable conditions and support for domestic and foreign organizations and individuals to participate in the development of mechanical industrial manpower; financial support for training to raise the level of engineers and technicians of enterprises producing supporting industrial products; building mechanisms to promote technology and technology transfer from FDI enterprises to Vietnamese enterprises.
On the other hand, mechanical enterprises need to proactively restructure production, actively innovate, improve corporate governance efficiency, find ways to reduce input costs, improve productivity and quality; expand markets, actively participate in global value chains; connect and link businesses in the same industry …