Mobile money service will help transform telecom networks by creating a foundation for data, computing, digital content, and internet of things (IoT). - Photo vietnamplus.vn The service allows users to transfer and receive money as well as make payments through mobile accounts for services such as health, education, finance, jobs and social welfare. The scheme permits telecommunications firms to pilot a mobile money service not linked to consumers’ bank accounts. If Viet Nam approves a trial run of the mobile money service this year, the country will be the 91st nation in the world operating the service, according to Hung. By the end of 2018, as many as 90 countries were accepting mobile money with up to 900 million users. The transaction value reached US$1.3 billion a day with an annual growth rate of 20 per cent. In Asia, the growth rate was 31 per cent. In many countries, half of the population uses mobile money. Although Viet Nam was implementing the service at a later … [Read more...] about Mobile money service to promote non-cash payments
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A mobile application was launched by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources of Ho Chi Minh City on June 21 to teach people how to classify solid waste at home. A mobile app is introduced in an event to instruct people on solid waste classification at home The app can be downloaded to smartphones from the Play Store for Android users and the App Store for iOS users. It instructs people to dump all biodegradable organic waste like leftover tea, coffee, leftover and expired foods and more into a labelled blue bag before it is collected. This waste will be processed into compost. Waste like old magazines, books, paper, plastic or rubber products, metalware and glassware should be classified to be reused or recycled. Others should be put into a grey bag to be sent to waste treatment areas where they can be buried or burnt. The app also provides videos as visual guidelines for solid waste classification and allows users to send feedback to the city’s Department of … [Read more...] about Mobile app introduced instructing solid waste classification at home
Forty officers, non-commissioned officers, and troops provided free health check-ups, health counseling, and medicines to local people. They also presented 100 gifts and more than 1,000 sets of clothes to needy residents and policy beneficiaries in the locality. The mission participated in building a rural road connecting the commune center to Road 25, a football ground, and sanitation system, and installing an electric lighting system for inter-commune roads. Cultural and sport exchanges with local youths were also held. 100 gifts and more than 1,000 sets of clothes presented to needy residents and policy beneficiaries in the locality With the assistance from Brigade 132, Ia Rong commune has met 17 out of 19 criteria of the new-style rural area building program and targets to reach all the criteria this year. Over the past time, the unit promoted dissemination to help local people embrace and strictly implement the Party’s guidelines and State’s … [Read more...] about Signal unit conducts mass mobilization activities in Gia Lai’s locality
Phan Dang Nhat Minh, the winner of the 17th competition “Duong len dinh Olympia” (Road to Olympia) is the longest running game show on Vietnam National Television. This is a competition held annually for high school students and the award for the winners of the competition is the full scholarship for studying at university in Australia. “Road to Olympia’ has many other unofficial names – ‘Duong len dinh Australia’ (Road to Australia), or ‘Noi tuyen chon nhan tai cho Australia’ (Competition that selects talents for Australia). This is because most of the winners, the best students, now live and work and Australia. On an education forum, people wrote sarcastic remarks, saying that ‘Road to Olympia’ needs to be removed, because it provides Vietnamese talents to Australia, and causes a brain drain in Vietnam. The first champion of the Road to Olympia Tran Ngoc Minh, graduated from Swinburne University of … [Read more...] about Does Vietnam’s TV show “Road to Olympia” help provide talents for Australia?
Spanish laundry services start-up Mr Jeff will license franchisees in Hanoi, HCM City, Hai Phong, Da Nang and An Giang. (Photo courtesy of Mr Jeff) HCM City (VNA) - Spanish laundry services start-up Mr Jeff has announced plans to license 30 franchisees this year with the first 15 to open in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hai Phong, Da Nang and An Giang. The announcement came soon after the company announced its franchising strategy for Asia, on which it said it is majorly focusing. “The biggest advantage of our system is that it allows you to have a franchise with a low investment and that it has a profitable business model,’’ said Julio Suero Rodriguez, the company’s head of Asia & Europe expansion. Mr Jeff, accessible through its website and mobile application, provides laundry and dry cleaning services with both subscription plans and one-off order through its franchises. Rodriguez said the idea of creating Mr Jeff was borne out of a necessity to find a … [Read more...] about Mr Jeff laundry coming to Vietnam