Huynh Kim Tuoc, managing director of the Saigon Innovation Hub's (SiHub) Start-up Support Centre under the HCM City Department of Science and Technology, speaks at the event. (Photo: VNA) HCM City (VNA) – Huynh Kim Tuoc, managing director of the Saigon Innovation Hub's (SiHub) Start-up Support Centre under the HCM City Department of Science and Technology, affirmed Vietnam holds tremendous potential for technology development and transfer thanks to its highly qualified experts and intellectuals with rich experiences in this field, especially young and talented human resources at universities. Tuoc said that at a recent workshop in Ho Chi Minh City on promoting the establishment of technology transfer offices (TTOs) in universities, which was co-organised by SiHub, Australia's University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and Singapore's leading incubator fund Expara. The workshop attracted a large number of domestic and foreign experts, and representatives of universities in … [Read more...] about HCM City seeks to boost technology transfer from universities
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Seizing the opportunity laid out by its clean energy resources and phasing out coal could be key for Vietnam’s green growth path. Vietnam’s Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has set a deadline for sectors to build plans for their sustainable development within the first quarter (Q1) of this year as part of efforts to materialize the country’s sustainable development. Vietnam’s Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh speaks at COP26 in Glasgow, the UK in November 2021. Photo: VNA The PM demanded in Q2 a comprehensive program to implement Vietnam’s net-zero target that he pledged at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (COP26) in November 2021. Accordingly, authorized agencies are tasked with eight issues, namely energy transition, reducing greenhouse gas emissions; lowering methane emissions; developing electric cars; planting forests to absorb carbon dioxide; building construction materials and urban development suitable for green and sustainable … [Read more...] about [Net-zero strategy] Which way is possible for Vietnam’s net zero journey?
CapitaLand Development (CLD) has entered into plenty of new development deals across many different businesses in Vietnam. What is your exact development strategy in Vietnam? Ronald Tay, CEO of CapitaLand Development (Vietnam) Vietnam is one of our core markets, and we are committed to being a long-term partner contributing to Vietnam’s economic development. Having been part of Vietnam’s growth for 28 years, CLD’s portfolio comprises one retail mall, two integrated developments, and more than 13,000 quality homes across 17 residential developments. Over the next five years, we aim to accelerate our investment in the country, doubling our capital allocation to grow our portfolio in Vietnam. Our real estate expertise, coupled with our extensive local knowledge, places us in a strong position to scale up our investments in township developments, logistics, industrial, and business parks as well as seek opportunities to expand into data centres. Our recent investments … [Read more...] about CapitaLand Development enhances its operations
Workers produce electronic components at a factory in the northern province of Hung Yen. — VNA/VNS Photo The Vietnamese manufacturing sector remained in growth territory at the start of the third quarter of the year, but there were some signs of demand softening. As such, output, new orders and employment all increased at weaker rates than in June, according to S&P Global. In a survey released on Monday, S&P Global said the Vietnam Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) remained above the 50.0 no-change mark for the tenth successive month in July, signalling a further strengthening of business conditions. That said, at 51.2, down from 54.0 in June, the index signalled a softer improvement. New orders increased for the tenth month running, but the rate of expansion eased to the weakest since April. New export business rose solidly, meanwhile, and at a faster pace than total new orders. The continued growth of new orders encouraged manufacturers to keep expanding … [Read more...] about Viet Nam’s manufacturing output continues to rise
The latest figures from Thai Nguyen Department of Statistics showed that the province further secured impressive growth in its industrial production in July, with the local industrial production index surging 9.6 per cent against the previous month and showing a 15 per cent jump on-year. The province is focused on export-oriented production and increasing the number of high-tech products, Photo: Le Toan Notably, the local processing and manufacturing industry rose 10.1 per cent against the previous month and fetched 16 per cent hike on-year. Generally, in the first seven months of this year, Thai Nguyen’s total industrial production index hiked 11.2 per cent on-year compared to 9.81 per cent growth in the previous month, with that of the processing and manufacturing industry rising 12 per cent on-year. During the period, top-performing groups of items were TV cameras with 52.4 million products, soaring 32.9 per cent; earing devices reaching 35.6 million pieces, showing … [Read more...] about Thai Nguyen’s industry continues impressive growth
Two Vietnamese artists, who were accused of raping a British girl on Majorca island in Spain at the end of June, have returned to Vietnam after a local court returned their passports, Spanish media reported on Sunday. Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports, and Tourism Ta Quang Dong confirmed their return on Monday morning. Spain’s Ultima Hora and Majorca Daily Bulletin newspapers reported on Sunday that the Provincial Court of Palma in Majorca decided to return the passports of two Vietnamese citizens accused of “sexually abusing a 17-year-old” on August 3. No additional information was reported about the conclusions drawn by investigators or the court. The two, a musician and an actor, were arrested on June 25 after a 17-year-old British girl reported an alleged rape at a hotel in Sant Elm, Majorca, according to Majorca Daily Bulletin. She had met the men at a restaurant on June 24. They went to the beach, where she said they began to get intimate, and then came to … [Read more...] about Vietnamese artists accused of raping British girl in Spain return home: culture ministry