A medical staff member at the Đống Đa General Hospital in Hà Nội inputs patients’ information on a computer. — VNA/VNS Photo Dương Ngọc Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Keeping medical records in an electronic database brings benefits to citizens and healthcare facilities, experts have concluded thanks to a pilot project launched in June. The pilot by the Ministry of Health (MoH) introduced software to compile citizens’ medical records in one electronic database in eight cities and provinces in June. Participating localities are Hà Nội and HCM City and the provinces of Lào Cai, Yên Bái, Hà Tĩnh, Khánh Hòa, Lâm Đồng and Long An. People who keep their medical records in the database said they were satisfied with the convenience of the system. Nguyễn Văn Thành from Hà Nội’s inner district of Ba Đình said he no … [Read more...] about Electronic medical records prove their benefits in pilot project
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La Ngoc Khue, former Deputy Minister of Transport, said that a slower train is a far better option for the country at present, instead of the superfast train that comes with a very heavy budget burden. Khue said that a train speed of 350 kilometers per hour (kph) as proposed by the Ministry of Transport (MoT) is redundant. "As the TEDI-TRICC-TEDISOUTH consultancy consortium has estimated, actual demand in 2050 would only meet 40 percent of its capacity of 364,000 people a day. This means 60 percent of seats will not be occupied, while no cargo will be transported, a huge waste of capacity," he told VnExpress. Railways should have the capacity to transport cargo. The World Bank has noted that Vietnam’s logistics cost accounts for 21 percent of its GDP, twice that of Thailand. The main reason is that Vietnam is far too dependent on roads while existing railway routes carry a small fraction of the total volume, Khue noted. "Both China and Japan own the world’s … [Read more...] about A 350 kph train is fast, but where will it get Vietnam?
Vietnam will likely face a power shortage during 2020-2030 if electricity generation is not increased and there is not enough fuel (coal and gas) for generation. It is forecast that the demand for electricity will continue to grow at a high level until 2030. The power sector will need to ensure 265-278 billion kWh of output by 2020 and around 572-632 billion kWh by 2030. The growth rate in the 2016-2020 period will be 10.3-11.3 per cent per year and about 8-8.5 per cent between 2021 and 2030. Insufficient power supply could lead to a heavier reliance on imported fuel, especially in power generation, while the higher demand would also place greater pressure on power infrastructure, which might not be improved quickly enough due to lack of funding. In addition to these challenges, Vietnam could face greater environmental impacts from an increased demand and a higher proportion of fossil fuels, especially coal in the energy mix. With the country’s energy demand projected to increase … [Read more...] about Solar rooftop panels ease thirst for power
An exhibition of the Future of Traditions project which was a recipient of Famlab last year. — Photo courtesy of British Council HÀ NỘI — The Film, Archive and Music Lab (Famlab) Fund announced six projects that would receive financial support to explore Việt Nam's music and film heritage through contemporary mediums. The projects are entitled After the Silent Tiger: Shooting the Indigenous Sound in Central Highlands; Dust and Metal; A Flatpack Festival; Legends as Souls; Liberation Radio and Vườn Lài Wonderland. They have been selected from 30 nominations throughout the whole country. Vietnamese moving-image artist Nguyễn Trinh Thi launched a project in the Central Highlands of Việt Nam, reworking a 1930s American silent film. It also combines newly filmed footage and new music written and performed by Gia Rai ethnic master musicians. Liberation … [Read more...] about British Council funds to develop cultural heritage
Tam Thanh Commune in the central province of Quang Nam, which was expected to become a popular tourist site thanks to a mural project, has lost its attractions as local people have failed to preserve the paintings. Tam Thanh Commune in the central province of Quang Nam, which was expected to become a popular tourist site thanks to a mural project, has lost its attractions as local people have failed to preserve the paintings. Tam Thanh Mural Village used to attract many tourists In June 2016, Tam Thanh Commune was chosen for an art project as part of the Korea Foundation Community Art Exchange Programme to improve living conditions and introduce more art to the public. Artists from South Korea, volunteers and many Vietnamese students had given the walls of the village a new face. It was hoped that the project would attract and keep tourists staying in Tam Thanh. Deteriorating walls However, the murals have not been maintained and damaged badly. Some … [Read more...] about Quang Nam: Disrepair costs mural fishing village tourists