The 7th International Conference on Information Science and Technology (ICTST) will be held in central Da Nang city from April 16 to 18. It will be hosted by the Da Nang-based Korea-Vietnam Friendship Information Technology College and the City University of Hong Kong, with technical sponsorship from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), with the aim of boosting cooperation among Vietnamese IT scientists and their global peers. The Vietnam News Agency has reported that 30 of 125 reports from 25 countries and territories on information technology will be presented by Vietnamese scientists. “This is the largest number of reports sent by Vietnamese IT scientists at the seven conferences held since 2011,” Deputy Rector of the Korea-Vietnam Friendship Information Technology College, Mr. Tran The Son, was quoted as saying by the news agency. “The conference will be chaired by Professor Sam Kwong from the City University of Hong Kong with the … [Read more...] about Da Nang to host 7th International Conference on Information Science and Technology
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Labour exports off to rip-roaring start The Department of Overseas Labour (DOLAB) has revealed that Vietnam sent 8,669 guest workers to foreign markets in January, accounting for 9.13% of the target set for the entire year. Taiwan was the nation’s largest export market, receiving 5,136 workers, followed by Japan (1,926), Malaysia (679), Saudi Arabia (437), the Republic of Korea (114), Macao (101) and other markets. In 2015, the DOLAB has set an annual plan to send 100,000 Vietnamese labourers abroad. Supporting disadvantaged children in Tet festival The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha, the Association for the Support of Vietnamese Handicapped and Orphans and some other agencies launched a programme in Hanoi on February 4 to help disadvantaged children enjoy a happy spring. Speaking at the launching ceremony, Nguyen Dinh Lieu, President of the association said the programme aims to assist orphans and people with disabilities to welcome the Lunar New Year (Tet). Responding to the … [Read more...] about Social News 9/2
A foreigner killed in rear-end collision in Tien Giang At least four passengers, including a foreigner, were killed and nearly 10 others injured in a head-on crash in the southern province of Tien Giang on April 16. A 29-seat coach crashed into a water tank truck at section 44km+800 of the HCM City-Trung Luong expressway in Tien Giang province at 09.30am. The coach, with several foreigners on board, was travelling from Tien Giang to Ho Chi Minh City when the accident happened, witnesses said. Three passengers died at the scene and another passed away on the way to hospital. Among the deaths were a male foreigner and a child aged between 10 and 12. A tow truck was dispatched to separate the damaged coach from the water tank truck. It took rescue workers half an hour to extricate victims who were trapped in the wreckage. Investigations into the cause of the accident are underway. Blaze ravages HCM City garbage ground Binh Tan District in HCM City on Monday … [Read more...] about Social News Headlines 17/4
Dep. PM convenes meeting to discuss Cat Tuong Beauty Salon case Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan convened a meeting in Hanoi on October 28 asking the health sector to spruce up management after a 37-year-old woman was dumped into the river following a botched cosmetic surgery at the Cat Tuong Beauty Salon. Speaking at the meeting, Deputy PM Nhan ordered the Ministry of Health and the People's Committee to verify the responsibility of individuals and agencies in the case concerning the above incident. Nhan said the Ministry needs to check the present regulations and tighten management accordingly in private medical facilities across the country. There should be regulations whereby state-run hospital physicians must report to the public hospital management board about their part time work in private clinics. In addition, a state-run hospital management board should oversee the part time working activities of these doctors. At the meeting, Nguyen Thi Bich Ngoc, Deputy … [Read more...] about Social Highlights for October 30
On 17, February 2006, at Sheraton Hotel in Chiang Mai City, Thailand the 5th Aisa - Pacific Information and Communication Technology Awards (APICTA) Contest opened officially. The purpose of these annual Awards is to review. The quality and results of I.T (Information Technology) products in the area the World; the APICTA language is English. The participating countries are: Vietnam, Singapore, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Thailand, Macao, Malaysia, Australia, Brunei and China with 164 contesting products. The APICTA was initiated and organized by Mr. Dato Mahathir Mohammad, former Prime Minister of Malaysia for the first time in 2001 and 2002 in Malaysia, then in 2003 in Thailand, 2004 in Hong Kong; the Contest will held in turn by the participating countries. The Contest, held by the hosting country, grants 14 Golden Cups based on the scores given by an International Examination Board formed by the national Examination Boards of the participating countries. APICTA … [Read more...] about Nine Vietnamese products to enter the Asia – Pacific Information and Communication Awards in Chiang Mai City, Thailand.