An insurance official in the northern mountainous province of Sơn La instructs elder citizens to fill out the forms. — VNA/VNS PhotoViet Nam News Nguyễn Hoàng Phương, Deputy Director of the Technology Centre of Việt Nam Social Security (VSS) talks to Việt Nam News on the strides the centre has made in technology adoption to achieve efficiency and better delivery of public services. In 2017 and 2018, Việt Nam Social Security (VSS) topped various Government technology rankings, including the lists for e-portal and human resources capacity and the technology readiness (ICT Index). Could you tell us more about VSS’s achievements in this regard and how they came to be? Information technology (IT) application, administrative reforms and raising the capacity of our staff have been at the forefront of the VSS agenda in recent years as we move into the Industry 4.0 era. Technology has been deeply integrated into our operational … [Read more...] about Tech to bring better insurance services for people
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Lê Đình Thọ.— Photo tienphong.vn Lê Đình Thọ, Deputy Minister of Transport, speaks to Tiền Phong (Vanguard) newspaper on his ministry’s role in ensuring all BOT projects fulfill their assigned missions How do you respond to complaints about the cumbersome administrative procedures in toll booths on BOT roads nationwide? Manual toll booths have a lot of weaknesses, including being time consuming and contributing to traffic jams and air pollution. Furthermore, manual toll collection may also lead to a lack of transparency and high operating costs. Toll collection in all BOT projects is been supervised by four agencies – the banks, the investors, the tax office and the State-authorised agency. The Ministry of Transport considers monitoring the operation of these BOT projects one of its key missions. As a result, the Ministry has assigned the Directorate for Roads of Việt Nam (DRVN) to monitor all activities of … [Read more...] about The Ministry of Transport’s role in BOT toll collection
Richard R. C. Shih speaking at Taiwan Excellence 2018 In the 4.0 era, how important are smart technology applications in our day-to-day lives? Are these applications suitable for use in Vietnam? We have various emerging technologies that impact our lives in different ways today. Take smart technology for example, it makes use of artificial intelligence (AI) to enable a level of cognitive awareness. The technology employs machine learning and Big Data analysis to perform functions that have traditionally been done by humans. This boosts the efficiency, productivity, and functionality of almost anything it is applied to, hence creating a smarter and more comfortable life for us. Vietnam is both qualified and motivated to take the lead in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Smart applications can be applied in various fields in Vietnam, ranging from manufacturing and healthcare to education or home appliances. It also attracts great attention from users in Vietnam. In Vietnam, real … [Read more...] about How does technology make lives faster and easier?
VNR to keep divesting its subsidiaries Vietnam Railway Corporation (VNR) wants to continue the divestment of its subsidiaries, aiming to improve competitiveness and attract investors to enhance efficiency after three years on a downward spiral. A report on the results of the first six months of 2018 from VNR shows that all of its business indicators are on the rise, with revenue amounting to some VND4,000 billion, up 17.8% year-on-year, and with profit reaching VND106 billion. According to the report, the growth in revenue results from a series of renovation solutions for railway services, including replacing new cars, flexibly increasing and decreasing ticket prices depending on the market demand and linking to the tourism sector to attract passengers in groups. As railway transport models are still facing challenges, VNR has been forced to continue rearranging and restructuring its mechanisms and activities to sustain its operations and develop further. Besides this, the corporation … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 5/8
A Samsung Vina staff shows clients how to use the new Flip WM55H flipchart, which is available in Viet Nam as a supporting aid for office use. — VNS Photo Thu Ngan Samsung on Friday unveiled in HCM City its new digital flipchart for office use, Samsung Flip WM55H. The new product offers users many functions like sharing and noting information within a variety of content files. Its interactive UHD display allows employees to hold business meetings anywhere and at any time, the company said. An additional pen is attached so that users can write down or highlight information. Samsung said the unveiling of the flipchart is part of its vision about a workplace of the future. Kim Cheol Gi, general director of Samsung Vina, said it had taken over three years to study enterprises’ needs and working styles. “We found that business meetings mostly focus on three main topics: creating ideas, collecting information and sharing the results. “We want Samsung Flip to fulfil … [Read more...] about Samsung Vina unveils new flipchart