Di Dong Truc Tuyen Services Joint Stock Company operating MoMo and FPT Information System signed a strategic co-operation agreement. — VNS Photo Di Dong Truc Tuyen Services Joint Stock Company operating MoMo and FPT Information System (FPT IS) on Thursday signed a strategic co-operation agreement to use MoMo e-wallet in hospital management FPT.eHospital and e-government FPT.eGov. Accordingly, the model will be piloted in some hospitals and provinces and then replicated nationwide. Millions of people would have a more convenient and quick payment channel at hospitals or public services at localities by scanning QR codes. Speaking at the signing ceremony, Nguyen Ba Diep, vice chairman of Di Dong Truc Tuyen Services Joint Stock Company said the co-operation was suitable with their target of developing financial technology products serving Vietnamese people. Nguyen Hoang Minh, general director of FPT IS said the co-operation would enhance the two sides’ potential and strength … [Read more...] about E-wallet MoMo to promote non-cash payment in public services
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By Dr. Phillippe Jean Collin* With screens virtually everywhere, controlling a child's screen time can be challenging. To complicate matters, some screen time can be educational for children as well as support their social development. So how do you manage your child's screen time? Here's basic principles on guiding your child's use of screens and media. The problems with screens Unstructured playtime is more valuable for a young child's developing brain than is electronic media. Children younger than age 2 learn and remember information better from a live presentation of real life than from a video or image. By age 2, children can benefit from some types of screen time, such as programming with music, movement and stories. By watching together, you can help your child understand what he or she is seeing and apply it in real life. However, passive screen time shouldn't replace the irreplaceable reading, playing or problem-solving. As your child grows, keep … [Read more...] about Screen time and children: How to guide your child
VNA Vice Director General Le Quoc Minh speaks at the meeting (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The 44th Executive Board Meeting of the Organisation of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA), hosted by the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) in Hanoi from April 18-20, has highlighted the important role played by professional journalism in the context of the emergence of social media and challenges posed by it. With the theme “For a professional and innovative journalism”, the event has focused discussion on how to effectively deal with fake news and how to regain public trust with this context in mind. Due to the fast development of social media, the role of journalists is changing. They are no longer the sole source of breaking news and their responsibility has extended to the verification of information being shared amongst the public. They are depended on to validate and analyse information, as well as help the public find what they need to know. According to VNA … [Read more...] about OANA 44: How to deal with fake news in modern journalism?
At the workshop (Source: baomoi.com) Hanoi (VNA) – The number of Vietnamese public administrative services that have been made available online is still low, even after five years of implementing Resolution No.19 on the improvement of the business climate, said Director of the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM) Nguyen Dinh Cung. At the workshop on “Five years of Resolution No.19 Implementation and Introducing Resolution No.02 on Enabling Business Environment and Enhancing National Competitiveness” held in Hanoi on January 22, CIEM said that the national public services portal has yet to be fully operational, making it hard for people, businesses, and management units to perform administrative formalities. Only 6.98 percent of public services have been put online so far, it added. Vietnam seems rather slow-moving in the process of going cashless as well, with the rate of card payments accounting for a modest 11.49 percent. Ninety percent of the … [Read more...] about Vietnam still slow to offer public services online: CIEM
Despite the fact that enterprises understand the importance of VAT (value added tax) refund, they are not aware of all the issues of workload, time-consuming assessment process, as well as potential tax risks to successfully obtain tax refunds and maximise the refund amount. Grant Thornton Vietnam provides a look at the thorny issue of VAT refund in Vietnam VAT refund plays a crucial role in the cash flow and tax budget of both enterprises and the government. For these reasons, Grant Thornton Vietnam would like to share some of its practical experience in this regard. Benefits of VAT refund The significant benefits that enterprises can enjoy when they succeed in getting tax refund include: Reduction in tax cost/tax burden: tax cost/tax burden is always a pressure on enterprises. Thus, the refunded tax amount can help the enterprises to ease their obligation and use the refunded VAT amount to pay other kinds of tax. Available working capital to finance operation and … [Read more...] about How to maximise value added tax refunds