Pandemic-hit HCM City looks to sustain growth momentum this year Ho Chi Minh City, the biggest economic hub in southern Vietnam, aims to sustain growth momentum in the remaining months of 2021 even when it is battling the worst-ever COVID-19 resurgence which began in late May. Data from the municipal Statistics Office, the city’s Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) grew 5.46 percent year-on-year in the first half of this year. Total retail sales of goods and services reached about 542 trillion VND (23.5 billion USD), up 7.3 percent year-on-year. Budget revenue exceeded 198.56 trillion VND, up 20.7 percent and representing 55.7 percent of the yearly plan. Its Industrial Production Index (IIP) picked up 5.9 percent during the period, with growth seen in all four key industries – food and beverage (1.2 percent), pharmaceutical chemistry (2.6 percent), electronics (15.6 percent), and mechanical engineering (10.7 percent). This year, HCM City sets to achieve … [Read more...] about VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS JULY 25
After nearly 18 years of living in Vietnam, retired Nigerian footballer Amaobi Honest Uzowuru has found his second home. Đặng Amaobi now spends time in training young players in HCM City and also works for several television stations as a football pundit. — Photo courtesy of Đặng Amaobi Born in 1981 in Nigeria, Uzowuru first played in the V.League 1 in 2004 and enjoyed a successful career. He gained Vietnamese citizenship in 2011 and began going by Đặng Amaobi. Following his retirement in 2016, Amaobi decided to stay in Vietnam instead of returning home like many other foreign footballers. He spends time training young players in HCM City and also works for several television stations as a pundit. “I played for seven different teams in Vietnam and I liked them all, however, Nam Dinh were the team I loved the most and they still have a big connection with me till now,” Amaobi told Việt Nam News. “Personally, I don't have regrets during the time playing in Vietnam … [Read more...] about Vietnam now home for retired Nigerian footballer
Many TV programs have been affected by the pandemic and social distancing. Broadcasting schedules have been delayed as production has been suspended to ensure compliance with pandemic prevention regulations. Most game show episodes are broadcast when shooting resumes. This method allows producers and artists to measure television audience’s tastes, but it also creates difficulties. As social distancing has been imposed in the fourth wave, the shooting process has slowed down. As a result, episodes for broadcast are running out. The producer of Running Man Vietnam has announced the delay of the broadcast until mid-September 2021, or two months later than initially planned. The filming of some episodes was done before social distancing. However, in order to observe the HCMC authorities’ directive on social distancing, the production team decided to postpone the shoot. Each scene needs up to 100 participants. There is still no detailed broadcasting schedule for Rap Viet … [Read more...] about TV game shows interrupted by social distancing
When it's safe to travel again, you could do worse than a trip to Mount Cao Xiem in Binh Lieu District, Quang Ninh Province, to indulge in the wild beauty of the mountains. Mt Cao Xiem peak has an altitude of 1,429m above sea level. — Photo baoquangninh.com.vn Located in Luc Hon Commune, Mt Cao Xiem is not a hugely popular tourist destination due to the tricky terrain on the mountain considered the roof of the province. With an altitude of 1,429m above sea level, in any village of Binh Lieu you can see the imposing mountain peak. On harvest days, local people look up at Mt Cao Xiem to see when rain is on the way so they know when to rapidly collect their rice and maize. Few people have reached the top of this mountain, giving Cao Xiem a strange and mysterious allure. To discover Mt Cao Xiem peak, we had to walk about 7km, mainly on trails along the slopes with lots of rocky mountains covered with clouds year-round and through immense grass hills. There are … [Read more...] about Conquering Mt Cao Xiem, the roof of Quang Ninh
HCMC has officially allowed F1 cases to quarantine at home since July 17. The new policy is implemented with modern technologies. Face recognition The F1 (close contacts of infected person) home quarantine is being implemented on a trial basis in HCMC with the VietNam Health Declaration (VHD) app. This is also the solution chosen by the Ministry of Health (MOH) for migrant medical quarantine. Luu The Anh, Deputy Director of Viettel Solutions, the app developer, said that home quarantined people are required to check in with face recognition at certain moments of the day for medical declaration. There are schedules for medical workers or local policemen to supervise home quarantine. Singapore is applying a similar solution. The developer is joining forces with the HCMC Healthcare Department to apply the solution in localities before the solution is applied nationwide when MOH officially allows F1 and F0 (infected person) cases to quarantine at home. Quarantined people … [Read more...] about Which technologies are being used to supervise home-quarantined people?
The startup uses 3D scanner, 360 camera and drones to take pictures of showroom space, buildings and factories and then converts the data from physical to digital form. StarGlobal 3D is one of the technology startups leaving an impression on the Shark Tank TV Show. It specializes in providing 3D/360 digital solutions. Previously, to create a 1:1 digital copy of any existing object or construction work, people used 3D Scanning laser technology. The technology showed the outstanding superiority over traditional measurement methods. However, the weak point of 3D Scanning technology is that the data collected from the scanning is a big capacity, up to Terabytes. In order to use the technology, they need computers with very strong configuration and use specialized complicated software which needs to be operated by well trained officers. Realizing that problem, Tran Duy Hao, the founder and executive of StarGlobal 3D and co-workers have built a solution that converts the heavy 3D … [Read more...] about StarGlobal 3D digital solution as good as Google’s Street View