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Co-operation can help ASEAN lead on 5G development

ASEAN countries need to strengthen co-operation and share their experiences to ensure they can lead the way on next-generation 5G wireless technology. So said Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam at the conference on 5G & Development of Digital ASEAN in Ha Noi on Friday. According to the Deputy PM, facing the changes and advancement ...

Phone exports to Israel increase sharply

Exports of telephones and components from Viet Nam to Israel hit US$39.3 million in February, a month-on-month surge of 91.9 per cent. The total export turnover of Viet Nam to Israel in February increased 8.15 per cent compared to the previous month to reach $54.5 million. The export turnover to this market in the first ...

First solar power plant in Quang Tri to open in June

The VND1.08 trillion (US$46.5 million) LIG solar power plant – the first of its kind in the central province of Quang Tri is expected to become operational in June. The project’s investor, Licogi 13 Joint Stock Company, has installed 70 per cent of the plant, after having been assigned as the investor for the project ...

Renewable energy project to go operational in April

The country’s biggest renewable energy project – including solar and wind power plants with total design capacity of 350 Megawatts (MW) – will be put into operation in the coastal province of Ninh Thuan on April 30. General Director of Trung Nam Group Nguyen Tam Tien said the 246-hectare solar and wind power complex would ...

Cybersecurity solutions needed

Viet Nam continues to be one of the countries with the highest number of detected online infections, according to Kaspersky Security Network data. The cyberthreat landscape has become more sophisticated in the age of digital revolution. Viet Nam is significantly affected by complicated and rapid changes of cybersecurity amid the rise of Industry 4.0. According ...

Hà Nội sets aside 88ha for Formula One in 2020

HÀ NỘI — Chairman of Hà Nội People’s Committee Nguyễn Đức Chung has approved more than 88ha of land in the capital city for the Formula One (F1) race, which is slated to take place in April 2020. Under the decision on the F1 event, which was issued recently, the planned area will be divided ...

Vingroup opens VinTech research centre in South Korea

Vingroup officially launched VinTech Korea Research in the City of Daegu, South Korea to research the application of IoT technologies, artificial intelligence, robotics, smart manufacturing plants as well as developing products and solutions for vehicles and transportation on Monday. VinTech Korea Research (VRK) is the first of its kind to be opened in a foreign ...

Vietnamese startup raises $7 million from Silicon Valley

Elsa Speak, an English learning application, has successfully raised US$7 million in funding from Google and Silicon Valley in the US. The successful capital call raises Elsa Speak’s total investment capital to $12 million from well-known funds in Silicon Valley and Asia. This funding came from Gradient Ventures. This is a venture capital fund investing ...

Nordic countries share lessons on going digital with Viet Nam

The Nordic model is an ideal one for Viet Nam to learn from in the process of redefining its economic and development models, Dr Vu Thanh Tu Anh, dean of the Fulbright School of Public Policy and Management, told a seminar held at the school in HCM City on February 21. Speaking at the event ...

January auto imports 46 times higher than last year

Việt Nam imported nearly 11,700 cars worth more than US$273 million in the first month of this year, marking the fifth consecutive month with a volume of at least 10,000 units, according to statistics from the General Department of Customs. This figure is about 46 times higher than in January last year, which saw particularly ...

Central province debuts nano-tech shrimp farms

The central province of Quang Nam has introduced the first hi-tech shrimp farming projects in Thang Binh District’s Coastal Binh Hai Commune on 6.5 hectares with a total investment of VND33 billion (US$1.5 million). It is the first shrimp farm in the country to apply a non-use chemical-based antibiotic and water filtration recirculation system, said ...

AI Map System launched in Viet Nam

The AI Map Innovation Consortium (AICON) has launched its AI Map System project in Viet Nam. The consortium includes Asanuma Corporation, Advanced construction technology center (ACTEC) and Gifu University (Japan), as well as Mio System JSC (Viet Nam). The project is a part of PRISM (Public and Private Research and Development Investment Strategic Expansion Programme) ...

Standards needed for ’smart homes’

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Ninh Thuan’s first solar power plant connected to national grid

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Promoting digital economy in the context of Industry 4.0

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VN satellite launched into orbit

HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam has made another step towards exploring the galaxy as a satellite made by Vietnamese engineers was successfully launched into orbit on Friday morning. The launch of the Micro Dragon satellite took place at 7:50am (Hà Nội time) at Uchinoura Space Centre in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. The Earth observation satellite was ...

Pfizer inks tech deal with VN company

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Vietnam’s fitness platform WeFit raises $1m in funding

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Bamboo Airways licensed for commercial flights

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Trends in VN’s network safety, security

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Central province approves hi-tech farms

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Da Nang’s FDI projects worth $2.9 billion

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Start-ups urged to pay more attention to intellectual property

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CBRE: Growth in auto sector promotes development of industrial property

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Final round of start-up contest held, winners to be announced next month

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SCMC buys 165 million shares of Vietnam Airlines

The State Capital Management Committee has bought nearly 165 million shares of the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines, bringing its total stake to more than 1.22 billion shares, according to the Hà Nội Stock Exchange. The volume of shares is equivalent to 86.16 per cent of Vietnam Airlines, which is listed as HVN. Earlier, the ...

First InsurTech product launched in Viet Nam

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Tech training vital to adapt in Industry 4.0

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High-tech tra fish farm launched in An Giang

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VN firms told to improve production technologies

Vietnamese companies need to improve their production technologies and strengthen linkages with foreign companies to improve their competitiveness in both domestic and overseas markets, a seminar heard in HCM City on Wednesday. Le Hoai Quoc, head of the management board of the Saigon High Tech Park, told the Viet Nam-Korea production technology seminar that 97 ...

Việt Nam to introduce code of conduct on social networks

The Ministry of Information and Communications is building a Code of Conduct on social media, Tuổi trẻ (Youth) newspaper reports. The details were released at a conference on Tuesday in Hà Nội. “The drawbacks of social networks cannot be eliminated, only limited by the behaviours of users and service providers,” said Deputy Minister Hoàng Vĩnh ...

VN prepares for new workforce in Industry 4.0

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HCMC to make selling technology easier

The HCM City Department of Science and Technology has been trying to commercialise research outcomes by linking demand and supply, investing to bring technologies to the market and helping register intellectual property rights. It has created and regularly upgraded the Techmart Online business to business (B2B) portal to offer technology transfer, consultancy and assistance with ...

CIMB Bank launches mobile banking app

Malaysia’s CIMB Bank on Tuesday launched a mobile banking app, OCTO, its first in any market. It could be used to fulfill a range of banking needs from registration, verification to card activation and making transactions on the phone, avoiding the need to queue at branches or struggle to find a convenient time, the bank ...

Forum strengthens young Vietnamese intellectuals’ power

Nearly 200 young Vietnamese intellectuals studying and working all over the world were in Đà Nẵng hoping to share their knowledge and strengths in the Industry 4.0 era. Those taking part in the first Global Young Vietnamese Intellectual Forum are currently living in 21 countries across the globe. Between them, they have 52 majors with ...

Vingroup to launch smartphone Vsmart next week

Property developer Vingroup will officially launch its Vsmart smartphones on December 14 at the Vincom Centre Landmark 81 in HCM City. The phones are being manufactured at the VinFast automobile and electric motorbike manufacturing complex in Dinh Vu-Cat Hai industrial park in the northern port city of Hai Phong. The factory has a capacity of ...

Grab launches food delivery service in Da Nang

Ride-hailing app Grab on Thursday announced the launch of its food delivery service, GrabFood, in the central city of Da Nang. It comes a month after its launch in Ha Noi, the company said. Customers in Da Nang can now enjoy on-demand transport, parcel delivery and food delivery through a single app. Grab said soon ...

Blockchain will affect to all aspects of life: seminar

Blockchain technology is set to have an increasing impact on society and businesses, a seminar heard in HCM City on Saturday. Eric Ong, founder and CEO of Relianz, spoke using blockchain solutions for electric car charging platforms at the Blockchain for Sustainable Development Goals Tour Summit 2018/19 organised by the European Blockchain HUB. Ice Ong, ...

Industry 4.0 to boost GDP by $62.1 billion: CIEM

The benefits of Industry 4.0 may add between US$28.5 billion and $62.1 billion to Việt Nam’s gross domestic product (GDP) by 2030, according to a report by the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM). The report was presented at CIEM’s conference held in Hà Nội on Tuesday to discuss international experiences and recommendations for Việt ...

Hour of Code launched in VN

The Department of Information, Microsoft, Vietnet – ICT, and the Dariu Foundation have launched the Hour of Code. Hour of Code is a part of Microsoft’s Youth Spark Digital Inclusion project, which has since 2015 become an international project that helps everyone, especially young people, acquire basic knowledge about coding through an hour of interactive ...

Developing new technology industries in 4.0 era

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is expected to create new technology industries which could drive Viet Nam’s economic growth, according to Nguyen Thi Tue Anh, the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM) deputy director. The CIEM held a seminar on the fourth industrial revolution and new technology industries in Ha Noi on Wednesday. The seminar aimed ...

Enterprise Rent-A-Car to enter Vietnamese market

The US’s biggest car rental company, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, will officially offer its services in Viet Nam starting on November 29. The company’s website enterprise.vn is now opening for rental services, with vehicles of five to 29 seats. The prices range from VND800,000 (US$34.19) a day for a Suzuki Vitara to VND2.6 million per day for ...

Central city earns $1.23 billion from IT and communications

Da Nang’s information technology and communications industry earned VND27.7 trillion (US$1.23 billion) in revenue last year, of which 68 per cent was from information technology (IT) and electronics manufacture section. Director of the city’s information and communication department Nguyen Quang Thanh said the industry contributed 5.5 per cent to Da Nang’s Gross Regional Domestic Product ...

Visually impaired people need better access to bank cards

Commercial banks have been told to study the process of opening payment accounts and ATM cards for visually impaired people. The State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV) has asked institutions providing payment services to review the accessibility of all processes, procedures and applications to open a bank account for people with disabilities. They were asked ...

Blockchain global tour coming to HCM City

The Blockchain for Sustainable Development Goals Europe – Asia Tour will arrive in HCM City on November 24 after visiting Indonesia, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, the UK, and Switzerland. Global experts and local thought leaders will take part in the event and speak about the social impacts and business roles of blockchain technology and its ...

MoMo named in Fintech100 report

The Vietnamese MoMo e-wallet has been named in the Fintech100 report – a list of the year’s best fintech innovators from around the world, announced by H2 Ventures and KPMG. This is the first time a Vietnamese company has been listed in the report. In last year’s list, the Southeast Asian region had only two ...

Enterprise must catch up with new economic era

Enterprise in the new economic era of transforming from traditional to digital economy must choose sustainable development of significant breakthrough to reach outstanding level of business scale and effectiveness, a seminar heard in HCM City on Friday. “Company chiefs and managers should clearly understand the nature of the economy in the technologising era,” Dang Ngoc ...

Batdongsan.com.vn joins Asia’s largest property technology group

Singapore-based property technology group PropertyGuru has increased its investment in batdongsan.com.vn to hold a controlling stake in Viet Nam’s leading property portal, the two companies announced at a press conference in Ha Noi on Wednesday. Accordingly, batdongsan.com.vn is now a fully consolidated member of PropertyGuru. No financial details of the deal were disclosed. PropertyGuru made ...

IBM buys software company Red Hat for $34bn in bid for cloud dominance

WASHINGTON — IBM said Sunday it has reached a deal to buy open source software company Red Hat for US$34 billion, among the biggest tech mergers in history which the computing giant said would enhance its cloud offerings. If approved it will be the third biggest tech merger in history, according to business news site ...

Lina Network launches Supply Chain application

The Lina Network recently launched its Supply Chain application which uses blockchain technology. With blockchain, the entire manufacturing process, from production to distribution, will be completely transparent, increasing product competitiveness. Lina Supply Chain belongs to the blockchain ecosystem which includes a variety of enterprises and users, enabling the tracking of the origin and manufacturing process ...

Israel introduces new farming and water techs to Ha Noi

The Israeli embassy has introduced new technology in Ha Noi aiming to improve the quality of the city’s agricultural sector. The new technology, known as “vertical rice field”, was developed by the Israel-based Vertical Field that pioneers in designing and building modular, lush green vertical gardens and fields. The technology was introduced at the “Exposition ...

Automobiles set to become smart: seminar

Automobile industry will be connected, autonomous and electric, a conference heard in HCM City on Thursday. Nguyễn Ngọc Thành, deputy head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s industry department, said in his inaugural speech at the “Automobile Industry in Industry 4.0” conference that the biggest changes in cars would be related to software. Cars ...

MoIT wants to cut tax for locally produced auto parts

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) wants to take advantage of market and policy opportunities to promote automobile manufacturing projects of domestic automakers including Truong Hai Auto Corporation (Thaco), Thanh Cong Group and VinFast. The ministry submitted a report to the National Assembly deputies that said it aims to raise the output of domestic ...

Vietnamese team listed among top young social enterprises in Singapore

Cricket One from Viet Nam was listed among top social enterprises winning the Young Social Entrepreneurs (YSE) 2018 in Singapore, with an award of up to S$20,000 (US$14,500) to further boost their business. Led by Dang Cao Nam and Bicky Nguyen, Cricket One aims to ensure global food security. By rearing crickets and using the ...

Vietnamese ride-hailing app FastGo launched in Đồng Nai and Bình Dương

Ride-hailing app FastGo on Monday officially launched its services in the southern provinces of Đồng Nai and Bình Dương, continuing its expansion plan. Nguyễn Hữu Tuất, FastGo Việt Nam’s general director, said the provinces are adjacent to HCM City with high traffic and customers moving between cities. FastGo is available in all cities to help ...

VN mobile testing app raises $3m

Kobiton, a mobile testing platform developed by Vietnamese engineers, has successfully raised US$3 million in seed funding from three US companies, venture capital investor Kinetic Ventures, technology company KMS Technology and venture fund Service Provider Capital. Kobiton, a mobile testing platform developed by Vietnamese engineers, has successfully raised US$3 million in seed funding from three ...

IT success comes from perseverance in the face of failure

When Vietnamese people hear the name Gcalls, many are quick to remember that it was the first technology startup to receive a one million–dollar investment from Vina Capital through the reality television show Shark Tank Vietnam. Few imagine the tough but exciting road the company’s young founders have had to navigate even after securing funding. ...

Việt Nam to develop its own satellite

Việt Nam is working to develop its own earth observation satellite, which will help the country manage natural resources and mitigate the impacts of climate change and natural disasters, a conference heard yesterday. Speaking at the conference, Tyutaro Kobayashi, deputy head of Japan International Cooperation Agency’s Việt Nam Office said Việt Nam was facing many ...

Hyundai Thanh Cong recalls over 11,500 Grand i10s units

Hyundai Thanh Cong is recalling 11,540 locally assembled Grand i10 cars because the bolts in the crankshaft pulley are at risk of fracturing. Chairman & CEO of DatVietVAC, Dinh Ba Thanh, receives the Eminent Leaders Award in Singapore on October 11. According to a report from the Vietnam Register, the recall campaign includes sedans and ...

Talentnet – Mercer’s annual survey out, technology among sectors with highest pay rise

The technology, life sciences and chemical industries have seen the highest salary increases this year, according to Talentnet – Mercer’s annual survey. The sectors that saw the highest and lowest salary increases in Viet Nam this year, according to Talentnet – Mercer’s annual survey. — VNS Photo They rose by 9.7 per cent, 9.1 per ...

Fuel prices set to put pressure on inflation

Increases in environmental protection taxes on petroleum from the beginning of next year would weigh heavily on inflation, especially as fuel prices rise worldwide, according to the Việt Nam Institute For Economic and Policy Research (VEPR). Experts have warned fuel price hikes will put pressure on inflation next year. – Photo vneconomy.vn Nguyễn Đức Thành, ...

Hải Phòng universities promote co-operation with enterprises in RD

Universities in the northern city of Hai Phong are seeking partnerships with research organisations and enterprises in scientific research and technology development (R&D). People visit Viet Nam Marine University’s booth at Techfest Hai Phong 2018 last month. — VNA/VNS Photo An Dang Associate Professor, PhD Nguyen Thi Hien, rector of Hai Phong University, said co-operation ...

Viettel’s phone number switch completed

Nearly 52 million subscribers of military-run telecommunications firm Viettel had their phone numbers switched from 11 digits to 10 digits, Viettel announced on Sunday. Viettel completed a large-scale switch from 11-digit phone numbers to 10-digit numbers for its 52 million subscribers. — VNS Photo The company’s 11-digit numbers beginning with 0162, 0162, 0163, 0164, 0165, ...

TTC Group inaugurates solar power plant

TTC Group and its electricity arm Gia Lai Electricity JSC (GEC) on Friday inaugurated the TTC Phong Dien solar power plant after just nine months of construction. Representatives of IFC, TTC Group and Gia Lai Electricity JSC at the TTC Phong Dien solar power plant. — VNS Photo This is the first 35MW solar power ...

Corporate culture crucial for sustainability in 4.0

During the era of Industrial Revolution 4.0, building corporate culture is mandatory if an enterprise wants to develop sustainably, said Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) Chairman Vu Tien Loc. During the era of Industrial Revolution 4.0, building corporate culture is mandatory if an enterprise wants to develop sustainably.—Photo petrotimes.vn Loc made the ...

HCMC tech companies get licences

Duc Thanh Investment and Technology Joint Stock Company on Friday received an investment licence from the Saigon Hi-tech Park in HCM City for a high-tech factory to produce building materials. Investors and representatives from Saigon Hi-tech Park pose for a photo after the ceremony. — Photo congthuong.vn The company has invested more than VND269 billion ...

E-invoicing compulsory from November 2020

E-invoicing will be compulsory for all enterprises from November 1st 2020 following Decree 119/2018/ND-CP approved by the Government on September 12. Enterprises using self-printed invoices, pre-printed invoices or purchased invoices from the tax authorities before the effective date of the Decree will be allowed to continue using such invoices until October 31st 2020. — Photo ...

VN policies to speed development of 5G network

The Ministry of Information and Communications is encouraging the development of broadband infrastructure to complete the 4G network and begin work on 5G as early as possible to enhance the performance of the Internet of Things (IoT). Technology products on display at the India-ASEAN ICT Expo, part of the two-day Viet Nam ICT Investment Forum ...

FPT introduces three new products and celebrates 30th anniversary

FPT introduced three new technology products at its 30th anniversary and FPT Techday 2018 on Wednesday. FPT introduced the new version of artificial intelligence FPT.AI ver3 at the event. — Photo vietnamplus.vn The first is a new version of artificial intelligence FPT.AI ver3 with new features such as creating chat scripts, selecting messages for different ...

‘Super-app’ race heats up in Vietnam

After a period of attracting users with industry, tech apps, from ride-hailing to chatting, continue to develop into ‘super-apps’ which can be used for many purposes. ‘Super-app’ race heats up in Vietnam In late July, Grab said it was focusing on the HCMC market when providing food delivery services. However, on September 5, or just ...

Kaspersky warns on internet Balkanisation

Asian countries are vulnerable to the risk of cyber threats caused by the Balkanisation of cyber space, Russia-based global cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab has warned. Kaspersky Lab’s director of global research and analysis team in APAC, Vitaly Kamluk, talks about the future of the internet at the Asia Pacific Cyber Security summit held in Cambodia ...

Toyota introduces three new car models

Toyota Motor Vietnam has officially launched its Wigo, Avanza and Rush models. The new model Rush. With many outstanding features, these models will be the most appropriate choices for young customers with stable incomes, said TMV Pressident Toru Kinoshita at a press briefing in Ha Noi on September 25. Toyota’s Wigo is the firms cheapest ...

Foreign investors eye Viet Nam’s e-wallet market

Foreign investors have poured into Viet Nam’s e-wallet sector as they see huge growth potential in the market in the wake of the Government’s plan to reduce cash payments to below 10 per cent of the total payment transaction by 2020. The State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV) licensed 27 non-bank institutions to provide intermediary ...