The digitalisation and technological transformation are speeded up during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - The COVID-19 pandemic does not slow down technological transformation or digitisation, but in fact speeds them up, companies said. Speaking to Vietnam News , Angus Liew, General Director of Gamuda Land Ho Chi Minh City, said: “ Digitisation is the future of mankind, not only for real estate but also for all other business sectors, and people’s lifestyles as well. It’s an irreversible trend. Nowadays we can see everyone is talking about AI, industry 4.0, etc.” Technology was the backbone nowadays and governed every aspect of doing business, from operational systems to mechanisms to interact with customers. His company had put a lot of efforts and resources into developing technology and innovation. “ Technological transformation is one of our top priorities,” he said. Soon, possibly in the first quarter of 2022, Gamuda Land Vietnam … [Read more...] about Pandemic speeds up digitisation, technology transformation
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After acquisition of Mobicast and Reddi, can Masan become the “Reliance Jio” of Vietnam? On September 21, The Sherpa, a subsidiary of Masan Group Corporation, announced an investment of $13 million to acquire a 70-per-cent stake in mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Mobicast and officially expand to the telecommunications sector. This is Masan's first step into the digital services sector. Mobicast's services target tech-savvy customers with great demand for data usage and digital lifestyle. As a result, the startup can help Masan to complete its offline-to-online offerings of necessities and financial services. An MVNO offers a fast and cost-efficient system to build transmission and reception network infrastructure. Besides this, an MVNO is considered a catalyst for competition in the mobile telecommunications market. MVNO players will develop value-added services on mobile devices, helping to improve quality and diversify experiences. It is estimated that necessities … [Read more...] about After acquisition of Mobicast and Reddi, can Masan become the “Reliance Jio” of Vietnam?
Vietnam, as an active member of the UN, has been pushing for global integration and promote its status on the global stage. Vietnam’s State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc has arrived in New York to attend the 76th session of the UN General Assembly, set to take place from September 21-24. State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc arrived at J. F. Kennedy International Airport, New York, on September 20 evening (local time). Photos: VNA Phuc's attendance at this event also marked the 44th anniversary of Vietnam joining the UN on September 20, 1977. For the past 40 years, Vietnam-UN relations have contributed to protecting national interests, while ensuring a peaceful and favorable environment for development. Vietnam, as an active member of the UN, has been pushing for global integration and promote its status on the global stage. To date, the country has sent 243 officers to UN peacekeeping missions in South Sudan, the Central African Republic, and the Department of … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s State President arrives in New York for 76th UN General Assembly
Vietnam is racing against time to vaccinate people in order to soon reopen the economy in affected areas. Vietnam’s Covid-19 cases have reached 707,436 as of Sept. 21, including 67% have recovered, statistics by the Ministry of Health showed. Military medics are important in the pandemic fight in Vietnam. Photo: VNA The total infections were mostly detected in Ho Chi Minh City (49%), Binh Duong (26%), Dong Nai (5%), and Long An (4%). The death toll hit more than 17,000, including 76% in Ho Chi Minh City. The number of average daily infections in Vietnam was 10,330/day over the past week while the number of deaths was 229/day during the week. As the transmission is widespread, Vietnam is racing against time to vaccinate people in order to soon reopen the economy in affected areas. So far, more than 35 million vaccine doses have been administered, including nearly seven million people are fully vaccinated. To get as much vaccine as possible, the country … [Read more...] about Today’s Covid News: Vietnam’s coronavirus infections surpass 700,000
Vietnam remains steadfast on pursuing bilateral economic relations with the US towards harmonization and sustainability, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Any possible US probe into plywood imports from Vietnam should be fair, according to Le Thi Thu Hang, spokesperson of the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA). US probe into Vietnam plywood imports should be fair. “Such an investigation should take into account international and World Trade Organization (WTO) practices, as well as the sound economic – trade relations between Vietnam and the US,” Hang said at a press conference on June 11, adding it needs to ensure rightful benefits of law-compliant enterprises and customers from the two countries. Hang noted bilateral trade turnover in 2019 hit nearly US$76 billion, up 26.2% year-on-year. Vietnam remains steadfast on enhancing bilateral trade – economic – investment relations with the US towards building harmonious, sustainable and … [Read more...] about US probe into Vietnam plywood imports should be fair: Spokesperson
The ban on motorized vehicles in five Old Quarter streets takes effect from September 19 to October 1, 2020. The Hanoi Department of Transportation has banned traffic on five streets of the Old Quarter for the celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival in 2020. Five Hanoi streets will be closed to traffic for Mid-Autumn Festival. Photo: Minh Hieu Vehicles will not be allowed to circulate in five routes (streets) namely Hang Ma (the section from Hang Cot-Hang Ga to Hang Duong-Dong Xuan intersection), Hang Luoc, Hang Roi, Hang Chai, Hang Khoai (from the Dong Xuan-Hang Giay intersection to the Hang Khoai-Hang Luoc junction). The ban is effective from September 19 to October 1, 2020 (from August 3 to 15 of the lunar calendar), during which vehicles will be diverted to the streets of Phan Dinh Phung, Hang Dau, Lo Ren, Hang Ca, Ngo Gach, Hang Vai, and Lan Ong to go from the East to the West of the city and vice versa. Meanwhile those going from the North to the … [Read more...] about Five Hanoi streets closed to traffic for Mid-Autumn Festival