Connected: A police officer demonstrates a mobile workstation installed in his patrol car. The mobile workstation provides officers in the field almost instantaneous access to vital information such as place of residence, images, telephone numbers or driving licence data. -- VNS Photo Trường Sơn Viet Nam News By Hồng Minh Karim Heredia, a software engineer from Guatemala, moved to his wife’s homeland Estonia some 10 years ago in search of better work opportunities than in crisis-hit Ireland. However, after some time living and working in the Estonian capital Tallinn, Karim discovered a few other good things he had not seen outside the small Baltic state. He is living in the digital future. “When you are a foreigner and get your Estonian ID, you are also getting your electronic identity. With that, you can file taxes online, access information about property, bank accounts, mobiles, whatever services you need,” he shared his experiences … [Read more...] about Citizen-centric digital systems, a story of e-government from Estonia
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Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh. Photo: VGP The following is the translated version of his article: The year 2018 marks the 11th anniversary of Viet Nam’s accession to the World Trade Organization, 20th anniverarsary of Viet Nam’s participation in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), 23rd anniversary of Viet Nam’s official admission to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and 51st founding anniversary of the bloc. ASEAN was established in Bangkok on August 8, 1967 with the aim of rallying political power in order to promote economic cooperation and development towards shared prosperity and ensure peace and stability in Southeast Asia. The five original members, namely Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand agreed on the signing of the ASEAN Declaration. It was followed by the enlargement of ASEAN with Brunei joining the bloc on January 8, 1984, Viet Nam on July 28, 1995, Laos and Myanmar on July 23, 1997 … [Read more...] about ASEAN economic integration achievements and VN’s participation
VN-India defence policy dialogue concretises joint commitments Vietnamese Deputy Defence Minister Sen. Lieut. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh The 11th Vietnam-India defence policy dialogue, which took place in New Delhi, India on August 1, demonstrated India’s high political trust and wish to enhance defence ties with Vietnam, said Vietnamese Deputy Defence Minister Sen. Lieut. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh. Vietnam congratulates Cambodia on successful organisation of election Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang Vietnam congratulates Cambodia on the successful organisation of the election of the country’s sixth National Assembly on July 29, said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang. Hang made the statement in response to reporters’ query regarding Cambodia’s general election at the Foreign Ministry’s regular press conference on August 2. The spokesperson noted that the election took place in a safe, free and democratic manner … [Read more...] about Government News 3/8
Emerging Asia, which covers India, China, and Southeast Asia, will be revelling in an economic growth rate of 6.3 percent annually from 2018 to 2022, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. But there’s a hitch: Asia is also waist-deep in alarming projections of deaths, damages to livelihoods and properties, and worsening inequality because of disasters and climate change. Asia’s robust economic growth is not underwritten. The latest assessment report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the world’s largest scientific body formed to study climate change, found that “People living in low-lying coastal zones and floodplains are probably most at risk from climate change impacts in Asia. Half of Asia’s urban population lives in these areas. Compounding the risk for coastal communities, Asia has more than 90 percent of the global population exposed to tropical cyclones.” Poverty and inequality in … [Read more...] about Asia: Rising economic star or poster child for disaster?
Parliamentary groups asked to foster Vietnam-Romania ties Vice Chairman of the National Assembly Uong Chu Luu receives Chairman of the Romania-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Group Simion Lucian-Eduard in Hanoi on March 29. Vice Chairman of the National Assembly Uong Chu Luu has said that friendship parliamentary groups of Vietnam and Romania should maintain meetings and increase the exchange of information and experiences, thus fostering economic, trade and investment ties between the two nations. Luu made the statement while receiving a delegation of the Romania-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Group led by its Chairman Simion Lucian-Eduard in Hanoi on March 29. Luu reiterated that Vietnam always wants to consolidate and develop the friendship and multifaceted cooperation with Romania. Vietnam appreciated Romania’s support for Vietnam’s past struggle for national independence and reunification as well as the current process of national construction and … [Read more...] about Government News 30/3 (Hourly Updated)