Businesses want improved technical standards to entice them further. Photo: Le Toan Trieu Minh Long, head of the Ministry of Information and Communications’ (MIC) International Cooperation Department, said that Vietnam is studying and completing regulations guiding 5G standards, deemed urgent to address equipment, network, infrastructure, service quality, and cybersecurity issues. Networks, infrastructure, and cybersecurity are among the strong interests of US technology firms in Vietnam, with specifics focused on 5G applications, solutions to meet growing demands in cybersecurity and open market acceleration, and also Vietnam-US trade and investment cooperation. At a conference held in early September between the MIC and the US Trade and Development Agency about 5G standards, Vietnamese telecoms giants like MobiFone and BKAV as well as leading powerful US technology titans such as Qualcomm, Intel Palo Alto Networks, Oracle, and Mavenir discussed the possibilities of boosting … [Read more...] about US tech groups hope for sharing access
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Illustrative image (Source: aseanvietnam.vn) Hanoi (VNA) – Demand for human resources for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in general and artificial intelligence (AI) in particular in Vietnam has increased continuously and about 1 million more ICT personnel will be needed in the country by 2030, according to the Vietnam-Australia AI Network . In 2019, the total number of personnel working in Vietnam's ICT industry was about 970,000 people, of whom around 180,000 work for the software and digital content sectors and 1,600 are AI researchers (both domestic and foreign). At present, there are 50 universities that are training AI-related majors in Vietnam. The network said that during 2010-2018, Vietnam had 372 AI patent applications, ranking second in ASEAN. The number of scientific publications on AI raised from 134 in 2010 to 525 in 2018. Earlier, the Ministry of Science and Technology launched the Vietnam - Australia AI cooperation network, with the … [Read more...] about Vietnam needs additional 1 million ICT personnel by 2030
Ensuring safe power supply Lockdown was extended throughout the southern region in accordance with Prime Ministerial Instruction 16 to help combat the worst Covid-19 outbreak in the country. Ensuring continual, safe electricity supply in this context is very important not only to maintain production and people’s daily lives but also to help pandemic control and healthcare. EVNHCMC supplies electricity to Field Hospital 14 EVN Deputy General Director Vo Quang Lam said the corporation has been monitoring the pandemic’s development and directing its member units to ensure continuous, safe electricity supply. Specifically, it has urged units to accelerate the application of information technology and digital transformation to provide online services and utility bill payments. The EVN leadership proposed that the Central Power Corporation (EVNCPC), the Ho Chi Minh City Power Corporation (EVNHCMC), and the Southern Power Corporation (EVNSPC) continue assisting the … [Read more...] about EVN generates support for Covid-19 fight in Vietnam’s south
E-commerce is one of the safe solutions to stimulate consumer demand The government is looking for a path to live with coronavirus after nearly two years of the COVID-19 outbreak worldwide. As the pandemic continues to linger, it is urgent for the government and policy-makers to find a proper solution to restart the economy. The many pilots over the past half year showed that it is essential to allow e-commerce marketplaces and online platforms to serve customer demand during the pandemic. In August, Thu Duc City piloted a programme to support the purchase of essential goods through GrabMart. In just a few hours after the launch, more than 10,000 pre-orders were recorded. It is clear that the e-commerce partnership will help to reduce the burden on local authorities and timely support the needs of the people. According to Ray Liang, chief operating officer of Society Pass (SoPa), the US operator of the Leflair e-commerce platform, shopping through an e-commerce platform will … [Read more...] about Living in a pandemic: Boosting consumption or waiting to die?
If the National Assembly approves the Government's proposal, enterprises will benefit from corporate income tax and value-added tax cuts by 30%. Businesses struggling with Covid-19 impacts may be subject to various support in a new rescue package under the form of waiving and reducing tax payments worth VND21,300 ($936 million). Production at a manufacturing plant in Hanoi. Photo: Nguyen Viet The move was revealed during a discussion session held by the National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee on September 16 to review a draft resolution proposed by the Government on supporting the people and enterprises affected by the pandemic. Under the draft resolution, the Government proposed a 30% cut in value-added tax from October 1, 2021, to December 31, 2021, for businesses in the fields of transportation, catering and hospitality services, publishing, movie, sports, and entertainment. According to the Government, such a move may lead to a decline of VND5 … [Read more...] about Vietnamese Gov’t opts for US$936 million rescue package in tax waiving
During the 53rd AEM Meeting and related meetings, Vietnam actively contributed ideas on intra-bloc economic cooperation (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The 53rd ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM) Meeting and related meetings took place from September 8-15, during which the ministers highlighted the significance of intra-bloc economic cooperation as well as collaboration between the grouping and partners. During the event, the ministers discussed many important issues and existing problems, highlighting the need to recover trade, service and investment activities after COVID-19 is controlled, while updating the implementation of pandemic prevention and control measures, and recognising common endeavours of the ASEAN Economic Community and the region in promoting post-pandemic economic recovery. They adopted the Bandar Seri Begawan Roadmap: An ASEAN Digital Transformation Agenda to Accelerate ASEAN’s Economic Recovery and Digital Economy Integration (BSBR) that highlights … [Read more...] about AEM 53 affirms need to improve post-pandemic trade, investment flow