He was speaking during a meeting with the US business community in Washington DC on May 12 (US time), as part of the Vietnamese leader’s trip to the US. The meeting was held by the US-ASEAN Business Council and the US Chamber of Commerce. PM Chinh affirmed that Vietnam always considers the US as a leading, important partner. He said the impressive growth of bilateral trade of between 17-20 per cent a year proves that there remains ample room for economic development between the two countries. Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh meets US investors and business leaders in Washington DC on May 12 (US time) — VNA/VNS Photo Vietnam is the ninth largest trading partner of the US. Two-way trade turnover between the two countries in 2021 reached nearly US$112 billion in spite of difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the PM said. PM Chinh added that Vietnam is focusing on technology renovation, digital transformation and diversification of the supply chain. The … [Read more...] about PM Chinh meets US business community
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The PM hailed the efforts by the embassy in implementing the external policies of the Party and State, building and promoting the image of the nation and people of Vietnam to U.S. friends, and contributing to making the Vietnam-U.S. ties more practical and effective, including the thorough preparations for the PM’s trip to the U.S. to attend the ASEAN-U.S. Special Summit and make a visit to the U.S. and the U.N. He asked the embassy to promptly implement agreements reached between the two countries during this visit. Meeting representatives from the Vietnamese community in the East Coast of the U.S., the Government leader thanked the community for their contribution to the homeland as well as to the relationship between Vietnam and the U.S. He reiterated that the Party and State always consider the Vietnamese community abroad as an indispensable part of the community of ethnic groups in Vietnam, and always do their best to support overseas Vietnamese to settle down in the host … [Read more...] about PM meets Vietnamese embassy officials, community in U.S.
Decisive factors Cybersecurity plays an important role in accelerating the national digital transformation process. According to Trinh Ngoc Minh, a member of the Executive Committee of Vietnam Information Security Association’s (VNISA) southern branch, Vietnam has significantly improved its data privacy protection capabilities and was listed among the top 25 countries and territories (out of 194) in the 2020 Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI). Minh said investment and interest in Vietnam's cybersecurity have been growing, with spending in this field increasing 50 percent and numerous domestically developed information security products put into use. Minh explained that a cybersecurity powerhouse is able to affect the world's cybersecurity system, pointing to the US, Russia and Israel as outstanding examples of such powers. Sharing Minh’s view, Vice Chair of VNISA and Deputy Chair of Bkav, Ngo Tuan Anh, said Vietnam boasts a highly qualified IT (information technology) … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s path to becoming a cybersecurity powerhouse
A microplastic fibre is zoomed 50 times by a microscope. A group of biologists and researchers found microplastic contamination in the air of Đà Nẵng in 2021-22. Photo courtesy of Trịnh Đăng Mậu Công Thành ĐÀ NẴNG — Microplastic pollution in the air in both inner and suburban areas of the central city of Đà Nẵng has become serious. Microplastics can go directly into the lungs during daily activities. A group of biologists and researchers from the University of Science and Education under Đà Nẵng University has reported their independent survey and research on microplastic pollution in the central hub, the first of its kind in central Việt Nam. Common types of microplastics in the air that had been collected in a four-month survey in six districts of Đà Nẵng City between 2021-22 were only observed by microscope with sizes from 850 to 900 micrometres. Smaller fibres from 300mr to 600mr accounted for nearly 40 per cent of the total samples collected. Plastic bottles and … [Read more...] about Microplastic pollution found in Đà Nẵng air
Secretary Nguyen Van Nen and experts, researchers are conducting an inspection on Saigon River. (Photo: SGGP) Secretary Nguyen Van Nen shared that he has skimmed through suggestions and proposals of specialists and citizens as to how to develop Saigon River to the fullest. He does appreciate many innovative, practical ideas, especially those by researchers who have spent much time collecting valuable materials regarding the river. The City Party Chief then instructed related state agencies to systemize these useful documents for the city leaders to study. It is expected that the most suitable directions, policies will be devised soon to more effectively exploit possible resources of Saigon River, contributing to the sustainable growth of HCMC. Before this, architecture experts and researchers had shared with the municipal authorities interesting historical, cultural stories related to Saigon River. By Van Minh – Translated by Vien Hong … [Read more...] about HCMC finding methods to effectively exploit Saigon River resources
Experts say such tight restrictions should have been imposed long ago to avoid the current mess and chaos on many roads. Cars and motorbikes crowded Pho Quang Street in Tan Binh District on Tuesday morning last week, dragging themselves sluggishly towards the downtown area. The road, an entrance to the Tan Son Nhat Airport, is just two kilometers long and only eight meters wide. Yet there are 15 skyscrapers lining it, with tens of thousands of apartments, hotels and offices. The largest project on the street is an apartment complex with four blocks and 16 floors, hosting around 500 apartments. It has been open for about five years. There are other complexes with 8-10 floors and a hospital, so the street is always crowded. It gets hellish during rush hours. Pho Quang isn’t the only street plagued by quickly rising skyscrapers and infrastructures that can’t keep up with them. Nguyen Huu Tho, Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, Nguyen Thi Minh Khai and Mai Chi Tho are a few more examples. HCMC … [Read more...] about HCMC takes belated steps to sort out skyscraper mess