VietNamNet Bridge – The IT community has expressed scepticism about a report by PIKOM, a Malaysian information and communication technology company, that says Vietnamese engineers receive the best salaries in ASEAN countries. Analyzing the data from PayScale, a software and data service provider, PIKOM compared the income of IT engineers in 70 cities in 13 countries in accordance with the purchasing power parity (PPP) theory, and found that the most attractive income was being paid to the engineers in Vietnam and Hong Kong. Vietnamese IT engineers’ earned 2.19 times higher than their Malaysian counterparts, while Hong Kong engineers’ earned 2.12 times higher than Malaysian. According to PIKOM, an IT expert in Malaysia received 7,152 RM in 2013, on average, or $47 million a year. The association pointed out that besides network security and Big Data analysts, the engineers with Java, C#, C++, dot Net, SharePoint skills and web application developers are the most … [Read more...] about Are Vietnamese IT engineers the best paid in the region?
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Art Exhibition “Summer Show 2013″ Exhibition: 13 Aug – 14 Sep 2013 Galerie Quynh 151 Dong Khoi street & 65 De Tham, Dist 1, HCMC Come to the Summer Show 2013 with the participation of these following artists: Do Hoang Tuong, Ha Manh Thang, Nguyen Manh Hung, Lien Truong, Hoang Duong Cam, The Propeller Group, Thien Do, Lien Truong. Theatre Performance “A Midsummer Night’s Murder” 12 – 15 Aug 2013, 7.45 pm Thu 15 Aug 2013, 3.30 pm L’Espace 24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội The musical Đêm Hè Sau Cuối (A midsummer night’s murder) will be performed at 19:45 on 12,13,14,15/08/2013 and 15:30 on 15/08/2013. These will also be the last shows of the 2013 Musical Double Feature project by PPAN and his crew this summer. A midsummer night’s murder will be a detective play and will be performed with no props. Therefore, audiences can focus on the details of the case and the content of the play. A … [Read more...] about EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 1-15 (daily updated)
The Hanoi Bicycle Collective 1st Anniversary Sun 31 Mar 2013 The Hanoi Bicycle Collective 44, lane 31 Xuan Dieu Str, Hanoi Pedaling pedaling it already pass one year! pedals, tubes, inner tubes, beers, sandwiches, salads, gin tonics… A year full of great clients, awesome cyclotourists, great employees, Positive Mass, Cinema, Music… Join us March 31, 2013 for a day of fun, drinks, food, music and (naturally) bicycles as we celebrate our first birthday THBC style! The plans for our day-long festivities include a bicycle ride around West Lake, 2 hours of activities for kids, great food, live music, and, of course lots of fresh beer. In order to ensure that there will be plenty of room for all our friends, we’ll be breaking the party into two sessions so you’ll be able to have some elbow room, and generally relax and enjoy yourself. 9am to 11am: west lake bicycle ride. Meeting point: THBC 12pm to 2pm: clowns, face painting… 2pm to 8pm: Phuong Dang, Hi Jinks, … [Read more...] about EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 15-31 (daily updated)
Exhibition “Returning Day 1″ Opening: Sun 08 Feb 2015, 5 pm Exhibition: 08 – 12 Feb 2015 Vietnam Fine Arts Museum 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc St. Hanoi You are invited to a group exhibition titled “Returning Day 1″, which features 53 artworks by 7 painters and sculptors with different approaches in art. Artist Line-up: – Pham Ha Hai (1974) – Tran Manh Hung (1977) – Tran Ngoc Hung (1983) – Le Quoc Huy (1968) – Nguyen Anh Nguyet (1960) – Nguyen Khac Quan (1962) – Nguyen Xuan Tiep (1956) Film Screening “Princesas” Tue 10 Feb 2015, 7.30 pm La Bicicleta 44, lane 31 Xuan Dieu Str, Hanoi Welcome to the screening of film “Princesas” (2005, 113 mins). About the film Princesas is a 2005 film by Spanish director Fernando León de Aranoa. The Princesas in the film are two prostitutes: Caye, a Spaniard who is hiding her profession from her family, and Zulema, who is saving money to send to her family in … [Read more...] about EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR FEB. 1-10 (daily updated)
Agriculture sees limited IT applications By Thanh Thuong - The Saigon Times Daily HCMC - The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has admitted in a report that many departments and agencies under it have hosted very limited information technology (IT) applications with some lacking their own website. The newly-established Aquaculture Department ranks last in IT application. Many other departments under the ministry lack adequate IT infrastructure and have no public service based on IT applications. The Veterinary Department has the best website with the best web-based activities and public services due to the necessity of timely informing of the spread of cattle and poultry diseases, including the recent bird flu. It also received strong international support for enhancing pandemic forecast and prevention. The ministry's website ranks high for best websites for updated news on administration and available public services. However, IT operations of the ministry's municipal … [Read more...] about Agriculture sees limited IT applications