Representatives of the University of Science under the Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City receive the ICT Education Award (Photo: tuoitre.vn) Hanoi (VNA) – Three representatives of Vietnam won ICT awards for 2019 of the Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organisation (ASOCIO), according to the Vietnam Software and IT Services Association (VINASA). The awards were presented at the ASOCIO-PIKOM Digital Summit that is taking place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from November 11 to 14. While national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines was honoured with the Outstanding User Organisation Award, the CMC Technology Corporation won the Outstanding ICT Company Award, and the University of Science under the Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City obtained the ICT Education Award. VINASA Secretary General Nguyen Thi Thu Giang said the awards honour achievements by organisations and businesses in ICT development and application. For Vietnam, they are not only the … [Read more...] about Vietnam wins three ASOCIO awards for 2019
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Other News Power crunch threatens Vietnam The Saigon Times Daily Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019,19:25 (GMT+7) Power crunch threatens Vietnam The Saigon Times Daily Electricity workers inspect transformers in the northern province of Phu Tho. The Government is scrambling to head off an impending energy crunch that threatens to bring blackouts within this and next year – PHOTO: VNA HCMC – The country, especially in the southwest region, is at risk of an electricity shortage this year and next, stated Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh at a meeting on November 11. The situation will not improve until 2022-2023 as the country is facing a shortage of investment in power generation and transmission. The ministry noted in a report to the Government and the National Assembly that extreme weather has caused prolonged droughts for many localities across the country, reducing water flow to hydropower reservoirs. … [Read more...] about Power crunch threatens Vietnam
Hefty investments Among 70 countries and territories in which Vietnamese have investments, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar are the three biggest target markets. Laos is the biggest FDI recipient from Vietnam, having accepted $5 billion worth of registered investments. In January 2017, Viettel received an investment license for setting up a telecom network in Myanmar – Mytel. BIDV in 2016 got a license to set up a branch in Myanmar – BIDV Yangon with charter capital of $85 million. The dairy factory Vinamilk built in Cambodia became operational in 2016, while the Vietnam Rubber Group began processing rubber latex in 2015. Hoang Anh Gia Lai Group is one of the biggest outward investors. In addition to a series of projects on agriculture production in Laos, in 2015 built the Attapeu international airport worth $36 million and HAGL Center worth $550 million in Myanmar. In 2016, it kicked off the second phase of HAGL Center and joined forces with Melia Hotel to run a … [Read more...] about How are Vietnamese businesses performing in Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar?
In his remarks at a meeting in Hanoi on March 26, the cabinet leader noted that the successful organisation of such events will help raise Vietnam’s political prestige as well as its international profile and continue the success of the APEC Year 2017. The Foreign Ministry was assigned to coordinate the efforts and the Ministry of Public Security will closely work the ministries of National Defence and Public Health to ensure top security with great attention given to counter-terrorism. Themed “Leveraging 25 years of cooperation, Building an integrated, sustainable and prosperous GMS”, the GMS-6 will celebrate the 25th founding anniversary of GMS cooperation and outline cooperation orientations for building a region of prosperity, integration and sustainable development. Chairman of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) Vu Tien Loc said it is the first time Vietnam has initiated holding a business forum within the GMS-6 framework to promote … [Read more...] about PM Phuc requires best preparations for regional summits
The event attracted a number of enterprises from Eastern Europe and Vietnam to meet and seek co-operation opportunities. It also aimed to help Eastern European enterprises to better understand Vietnamese agricultural products. According to Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Hoang Quoc Vuong, Eastern European countries are considered a traditional and important export market for Vietnamese goods. Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Hoang Quoc Vuong speaks at the forum Institutions and legal frameworks for developing bilateral cooperation have been established between Vietnam and the Eastern European countries, including 14 intergovernmental committees, a mechanism for economic cooperation consultation between Vietnam and Poland and a Free Trade Agreement between Vietnam and the Eurasian Economic Union (including Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan), he noted. However, the total trade revenue between Vietnam and the Eastern European countries still … [Read more...] about Vietnam promotes agricultural, textile and footwear exports to Eastern Europe