VietNamNet Bridge – The machines and equipment with low quality and low costs have been flooding Vietnam, which should be seen as a big threat to Vietnamese mechanical engineering products, experts have warned. Vietnamese enterprises complain that the current policies do not encourage local production: a lot of machine imports under the mode of complete built units (CBU) can enjoy the import tariff of zero percent, while enterprises have to pay taxes when importing machine parts and accessories. As a result, mechanical engineering products have been blocked on the home market.Cheap products dominating the market Tran Tien Dung, an executive of a HCM City-based forwarding company, which specializes in making authorized import, said that the number of clients who order machine imports from China have been increasing sharply. The number of orders the company has got so far proves to increase by two folds than that of the last year. Dung said that the products the company imports … [Read more...] about Low-quality cheap technologies flood Vietnam
VietNamNet Bridge – HCM City’s authorities are considering cooperating with Russian partners to develop wind power using a new technology which is expected to have the production cost lower by 50 percent compared to the current popularized technologies, and to replace hydropower plants. The information was released at the working session between the HCM City People’s Committee and relevant agencies on August 23, discussing the clean energy development. It is expected that the pilot project would be carried out in Can Gio district which includes two wind power units, capitalized at 60 billion dong. Phan Minh Tan, Director of the HCM City Science and Technology Department, said that the wind speed in Can Gio district is 6-7m/s, in accordance with the wind speed map. The speed is lower than that in Binh Thuan province, but it is completely possible to apply the new technology in Can Gio district. The information that the HCM City authorities have decided to use a … [Read more...] about HCM City plans to use Russian technology for wind power project
VietNamNet Bridge - Manufacturers complain that restrictions on importing used equipment are too strict but scientists say the requirements pave the way for outdated technologies to enter Vietnam. Facing strong opposition from businesses, the Ministry of Science and Technology (MST) compromised by lowering requirements on used equipment imports. In order to be imported into Vietnam, used machines and equipment mustnot be on the list of used machines, equipment and technology chains banned from import, enacted by competent authorities. Under Circular No 20 in 2014, imported equipment had to be used for no longer than five years and the quality had to be at least 80 percent of the initial quality. However, in the latest move, MST has decided to accept equipment with usage of up to 10 years and quality of 70 percent. Dr Pham Ngoc Dang, Member of the National Sustainable Development Committee, and Chair of the Vietnam Construction Association, warned that Vietnam will become the … [Read more...] about What technologies will Vietnam use in the future?
VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam is planning to increase the generation of electricity from waste to help ease pollution and reserve land for purposes other than dumping grounds. WTE treats solid waste with gasification, which under a lack of oxygen generates synthesis gas (syngas), used as fuel to run electricity generation units. According to Nguyen Gia Long, director of the Hydraulic Machine Company, the inventor and tester of the technology over many years, the technology was developed based on source technologies such as Seraphin, CDW, MBT CD-08 and MBT-GRE. RELATED NEWS Turning waste into electricity is a quick money-earner for investors New power sources: straw, electricity made from waste Kim Mai … [Read more...] about WTE technology: a good solution to generate electricity from waste
The center was launched in Hanoi on November 16.Its establishment is the result of the cooperation between Polyco Group, East Asia University of Technology and Siemens in a joint effort to equip present and future Vietnamese engineers with knowledge, skills and latest technologies for the digital manufacturing age. It will enable students and engineers to learn and practice directly through actual demonstration, which include products from field level to management level applied in industrial production in general and in the food and beverage industry in particular. In addition, learners can visualize the five steps in the digitization value chain for process industries, namely product design, process and plant design, engineering and commissioning, operation, and services. Pham Thai Lai, President and CEO of Siemens Vietnam, said he believes the center will remarkably enhance human capacity, not only for Polyco group but also for the whole food and beverage industry in Vietnam to face … [Read more...] about Training center powered by Siemens technologies debuts