The Hanoitimes - Local supporting policies together with global advanced technologies will help drive down input cost for wind power projects. World experts gather in Hanoi for Vietnam Wind Power 2019 Offshore wind power: Dutch lessons to help Vietnam ensure energy security GIZ aids Vietnam’s wind-to-power capacity in 5-year journey Vietnam's new price policy to boost wind power investments Vietnam has huge wind power potential and the government has outlined a roadmap to tap potential of this kind of renewable energy. Huge potential for onshore and offshore wind in Vietnam. Photo: GWEC Vietnam has become, in the eyes of investors, a destination for wind power developers for three reasons, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). First, levelized cost of energy (LCOE), which is considered as the payback for energy systems, for onshore wind came down by 30% in the past four years. Second, wind energy with the deployment … [Read more...] about Why is wind energy more cost-competitive in Vietnam?
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The Hanoitimes - The mainstream trends conform a comprehensive picture to help policy makers build Vietnam`s digital economy plans. Digitalization key to transform Vietnam into Asia’s developed economy: Expert 250 local and int’l participants to attend sci-tech conference in Vietnam The Data61|SCIRO under the Australian National Science Foundation has identified seven mainstream trends affecting Vietnam's digital economy future. The trends include the impact of emerging digital technologies, new export markets for Vietnam, the development of modern digital infrastructure, the need for smart city development, the increase in digital skills and services, and consumer behavior change. Dr. Lucy Cameron talks about Vietnam's digital economy scenarios. Photo: Giang Huy The trends conform a comprehensive picture to help policy makers build Vietnam's digital economy plans. The trends are also the basis for developing four scenarios for Vietnam's … [Read more...] about Seven major trends that affect Vietnam’s digital economy
The maps and itinerary of an envoy’s journey to China dating from the 18th century have been officially announced as a heritage Memory of the World at the 2018 General Meeting of UNESCO’s Memory of the World Committee for Asia and the Pacific. The meeting took place on May 29-31 in Gwangju, the Republic of Korea attracting 125 representatives from 28 countries. The panel considered 12 dossiers from eight countries including Tuvalu, Myanmar, China, the Philippines, the Republic of Korea, Australia, the Solomon Islands and Viet Nam. Hoang Hoa Su Trinh Do (The Envoyship Journeys to China – literally translated as maps and itinerary of the envoy’s journey to China) belonged to the Nguyen Huy family in the central province of Ha Tinh. With writings, drawings and maps, the book recorded the diplomatic relationship between Vietnam and China in the 18th century through journeys of Vietnamese envoys. It was compiled and edited by Nguyen Huy Oanh (1713-1789) based … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s maps named UNESCO’s Memory of World
According to the project plans, the 391 kilometer railway linking Hai Phong city, Hanoi and Lao Cai province will have the global standard track gauge of 1,435mm instead of century-old gauge of 1,000mm common in Vietnam. The average speed for passenger trains can reach 160km per hour while the freight ones will run at about 90km per hour. Vietnam is considering building a new higher-speed rail route connecting Hanoi to the Northern border with China to boost two-way trade. Photo: hanoimoi.com.vn During a recent meeting on the planning for the new railway, which will run in parallel with the existing slow one with an average speed of 50km per hour, Deputy Minister of Transport Nguyen Ngoc Dong said that it would play a key role in the socio-economic development of the localities it runs through, including Lao Cai, Yen Bai, Phu Tho, Vinh Phuc, Hanoi, Hung Yen, Hai Duong and the port city of Hai Phong. It was also expected to improve Vietnam’s international … [Read more...] about Vietnam plans to build faster railway to China border
The two defense ministers reviewed the results of the bilateral defense cooperation in the past time and discussed orientations for bilateral defense cooperation in the future. The host affirmed that the Russian Federation always considers Vietnam as an important partner and a traditional close friend in the Asia-Pacific region. Russia is always willing to expand defense cooperation with Vietnam, he emphasized. The guest congratulated the Russians on the successful organization of the recent presidential election. At the working session He showed empathy for difficulties facing the country, but still strongly believed that the Russians, under the leadership of the Russian State and President V. Putin, will soon overcome difficulties and build a developed country with its increasing credibility and status in the world. General Lich also highly appreciated Russia’s organization of the annual Moscow Conference on International Security, saying that the … [Read more...] about Vietnam, Russia draws up road-map for defense cooperation in 2018-20 period