At the workshop (Photo: VNA) Can Tho (VNA) – Connecting smart cities is considered an effective solution to addressing urbanisation and development challenges in the Mekong Delta, experts said at a workshop in Can Tho city on September 4. The event was held by the UK’s Salford University and the Dragon-Mekong Institute of Can Tho University under the Researcher Links programme of the Newton Fund. Participants discussed smart city initiatives, including the internet of things (IoT), cyber physical systems and ambient intelligence, meaning electronic environments that respond to the presence of humans. They suggested setting up links between research institutes and businesses from Vietnam and the UK to improve urban areas. Professor Hisham Elkadi from Salford University said the key to solving urbanisation problem is developing based on Industry 4.0 and IoT. Meanwhile, Ngo Ba Hung from Can Tho University presented an overview on smart cities based on Big Data, which … [Read more...] about Smart city connection – solution to address challenges in Mekong Delta
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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?
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc addresses the ceremony in Hanoi on January 4 (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – A ceremony to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the victory of the southwest border defence war and the joint victory on January 7 of Vietnam and Cambodia over the genocidal regime was held in Hanoi on January 4 with the participation of high-ranking leaders of the two countries. The event was organised by the Party Central Committee, the National Assembly, the State, and the Government in conjunction with the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee. Speaking at the ceremony, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc affirmed that the historic victory on January 7, 1979 was a joint victory of the peoples of both countries, as well as of the progressive people across the world. For Vietnam, the victory of the southwest border defence war once again affirmed the will and strength of the Vietnamese people, while demonstrating the noble international spirit, the … [Read more...] about Vietnam marks victory of southwest border defence war
Defence Minister Ngo Xuan Lich (Photo: VNA) The victory of the southwest border defence war has provided valuable lessons for Vietnam in the cause of national sovereignty protection, Defence Minister Ngo Xuan Lich affirmed in an article published by Nhan Dan newspaper on January 7. The defence minister, who is also a member of the Party Central Committee’s Politburo and Deputy Secretary of the Central Military Commission, recalled that after the victory of the national liberation war against the US, the people of both Vietnam and Cambodia shared the aspiration for a life in peace, independence and freedom so as to heal the wounds of war and build a prosperous country. But immediately after taking power in April 1975, the Pol Pot regime betrayed the Cambodian people and the national interest, and undertook a series of reactionary, aggressive and extremely brutal policies. In the country, the Pol Pot regime stripped the people of their rights to freedom and democracy, … [Read more...] about Border defence war provides lessons for national sovereignty safeguard
Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong (R) shakes hands with Governor of Belgium’s Antwerp province Cathy Berx. (Photo: VNA) HCM City (VNA) – Ho Chi Minh City wants to step up cooperation with Belgium’s Antwerp province in the fields where the latter has strengths such as seaport development, smart urban building and renewable energy, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong has said. Hosting a reception for Governor of Belgium’s Antwerp province Cathy Berx on November 13, Phong laid stress on the robust economic cooperation between Belgium and the Vietnamese southern hub. However, the results still lag behind potential and advantages of both sides, he said. Phong spoke highly of Antwerp province’s strengths, and pledged to create favourable conditions for Antwerp enterprises who want to study business opportunities and promote investment in the city. Berx, for her part, said that both … [Read more...] about HCM City, Belgium’s Antwerp province bolster cooperation