Jesse Chacón Escamillio was named Minister of People’s Power for Science, Technology and Medium Industry, according to presidential decree number 6,668 as published in Federal Registry number 39,158 on Wednesday, April 15th, 2009.
The Ministry of People’s Power for Science, Technology and Medium Industry forms and maintains the National System of Science, Technology and Innovation.
As the institution in charge of coordinating and developing the system, it focuses its efforts on linking diverse people and agencies towards creating and strengthening open and flexible networks, as well as integrated and fluid work processes. This is done so that the country’s scientific knowledge will satisfy demands, provide solutions and contribute to the making Venezuela’s productive capacity more dynamic in order to meet the needs of the people and improve their quality of life.
Chacón was previously Minister of Communication and Information, a post now held by Blanca Eekhout.
Agencia Bolivariana de Noticias (ABN), Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Press Office / April 16, 2009