What Vietnam stands to gain from ICT How do you think Vietnam measures up to other Asian nations in information and communications technology (ICT)? Vietnam has grown to become one of the most attractive investment markets in the region across several sectors, but the ICT industry and its digital economy stand as the most promising. From growing e-commerce, online gaming, travel booking, and offline-to-online platforms such as ride-hailing and food delivery, Vietnam’s digital economy continues to thrive, with its gross merchandise value being 4 per cent of the country’s GDP, higher than any other country in Southeast Asia. The ICT sector will continue to be a driving force for growth and transformation in the Vietnamese economy, especially in delivering Industry 4.0 ambitions, as this will secure the country’s strong competitive regional position in the coming decades. What opportunities can you see in Vietnam for overseas investors to deploy ICT solutions and … [Read more...] about What Vietnam stands to gain from ICT
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Viet Nam News By Dr. Mattias Larsson* The child of my friend, who is 13 months old, was admitted to a Vietnamese hospital with meningitis. He was treated for two weeks and recovered. During the third week he developed a blood infection. Despite being treated with the strongest broad-spectrum antibiotics, he died. I was at the hospital working and got involved. I have spent 20 years researching the use of antibiotics and resistance to them in Việt Nam and other countries. With this tragedy, it became personal and affected me deeply. Working with the Vietnamese healthcare sector for two decades, I have watched in ‘real-time’ the deterioration of the effectiveness of antibiotics where we now have ‘super-bugs’ spreading everywhere that can cause infections that are untreatable. How did we get here? Antibiotics are one of the pillars of modern medicine and have contributed to the enormous improvement of health that we have seen globally in the past … [Read more...] about The antibiotic apocalypse and what you can do to prevent it
The second October 16-17 visit by U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis to Vietnam this year attracted great attention among international experts. His first visit was in January 2018. Frequently cited Vietnam expert Carl Thayer, Emeritus Professor at the University of New South Wales at the Australian Defense Force Academy, said the trip showed that Secretary Mattis is following guidance in the U.S. National Security Strategy and the U.S. National Defense Strategy to include Vietnam in a cooperative defense network to deal with current challenges to regional security, including aggressive Chinese actions in the South China Sea. Vietnam calls the waters the East Sea. "It is clear from the U.S. National Security Strategy and U.S. National Defense Strategy that the United States views Vietnam as an important strategic partner. The recent speech by Vice President Mike Pence signaled a major shift in U.S. policy to identify and treat China as an … [Read more...] about How Vietnam can walk the tightrope of US-China tensions
VietNamNet Bridge - ROBO Café, the first café in Hanoi where visitors were served by a robot named Mortar, no longer exists. Customers drink coffee and fish swim below The robotic coffee shop attracted a large number of customers with a robot serving drinks to the tables. The robot was controlled by a touchscreen. It used a battery and moved along a metal line on the floor. But it shut down just after six months of operation. The temperature inside Ice Coffee is always at minus 10oC. Visitors to the café these days have to wear coats to keep warm, while Hanoians suffer from the summer heat with the outdoor temperature reaching 40oC. However, ROBO had to compete with hundreds of other cafes. RELATED NEWS Hanoi's icy coffee shop proves popular during heat wave Amazing coffee shops in Saigon Mai Chi … [Read more...] about Ice, robot, reptile cafes: how long can they last?
By Anh Minh  July 9, 2018 | 03:20 pm GMT+7 A quality control scandal in Brazil early last year led to 20 countries, including Vietnam, suspending the import of Brazilian meat. Vietnam will consider importing beef from Brazil again if food safety conditions are ensured, Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue has said. At the recent Vietnam-Brazil Trade and Investment Forum attended by around 100 enterprises in Sao Paulo, Brazil, he also said Vietnam could become the top importer of corn and soybeans. A quality control scandal in Brazil early last year led to 20 countries, including Vietnam, suspending the import of Brazilian meat. Many countries have since resumed imports after receiving explanations and commitments from the Brazilian government. It was said the forum that Brazil will also increase import of coffee, catfish and shrimp from Vietnam. Hue noted that in 10 years of trading and investment relations, import-export turnover of Vietnam and Brazil has … [Read more...] about Vietnam can import beef from Brazil again, says Deputy PM