High-tech application promotion Selected from among nearly 70 applicants who responded to the call for proposals from Aus4Innovation Partnership Grants Round 3 – “Enhancing Digital Transformation”, the four projects will be implemented through well-established partnerships between leading universities in both Australia and Vietnam, together with industry partners and local government agencies. They are expected to deliver practical values to the innovation ecosystem and create lasting socioeconomic impact in Vietnam. Aus4Innovation has had a positive impact on Vietnam's socioeconomic development An augmented reality project is designed to improve access to healthcare in remote areas – an initiative to employ augmented reality technology to improve the effectiveness of remote tele-mentorship between experts in urban centers and less-experienced healthcare staff in remote areas. Ultimately supporting better outcomes for urgent and complex patient cases, the project … [Read more...] about Aus4Innovation powers digital transformation in Vietnam
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Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Houlin Zhao praised the proposals and initiatives of Vietnam and hoped that it would share its experiences with other ITU member countries. The ITU is a specialized organization of the United Nations established on July 15, 1947. The ITU has 193 member countries, and more than 700 associate members that are businesses, research institutions operating in the fields of telecommunications and information technology, and regional and international organizations. The ITU is an organization with the mission of maintaining and strengthening international cooperation in the fields of wireline, radio, fiber optic cable, and satellite in all member countries to enable the use of telecommunications in the most effective way. Vietnam’s role in ITU Since 1975, the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam has been the sole legal representative of Vietnam to participate in the ITU. In recent years, … [Read more...] about What is Vietnam’s role in the International Telecommunication Union?
Upskilling and reskilling could be key solutions to solving the labour shortages, Photo: Le Toan With thousands of workers previously based in major cities deciding to move back to their hometowns due to unbearable pressures through the summer’s pandemic restrictions, a wide array of companies in textiles, footwear, electronics, and more are suffering from massive gaps in labour and accompanying skills. According to Vu Duc Giang, chairman of the Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association, related enterprises are also encountering the double issue of labour shortages of unskilled workers as the peak production period for Lunar New Year approaches. “Lack of human resources is an existing problem for textile enterprises, especially in Ho Chi Minh City and the southern provinces,” Giang said. “This is a huge challenge for them because we do not have an optimal plan to recruit workers in these new conditions. I think the labour deficit from now to the end of the year could be more … [Read more...] about Level-up can protect workers
Rice husk is a coating on rice grains that protects the seed during the growing season and this agricultural by-product is one of the largest biomass resources in Vietnam. In 2019, the country harvested 43.8 million tonnes of rice, which generated approximately 8.8 tonnes of rice husks. According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s plan, the husks will increase to 9.21 tonnes by 2025. In the past, deemed as a kind of waste, rice husks were dumped into rivers or burned in fields, wasting a remarkable source of energy while badly affecting the environment. The value of rice husks is being recognised nowadays. In some areas, people have increased the life cycle of rice husks by using them in livestock or as fuel, but these methods have only been applied on a small scale and have not significantly enhanced the added value of rice husks. Vietnam is expected to turn out about 9.21 tonnes of rice husks by 2025 ( Photo credit: GIZ/BEM) Since 2019, … [Read more...] about Rice husks: From waste to new green energy
Industrial facilities in Hanoi have been at risk of causing environmental pollution which have a detrimental effect on people’s health and hinders urban development. Architectural experts believe that old industrial buildings could provide the ideal location to create cultural spaces, giving dilapidated properties a new lease of life. The idea was discussed during an online webinar held in Hanoi on October 21 by architects from Vietnam and Europe alongside building owners and property managers. They hope to share knowledge on the best solutions to turn run-down buildings into cultural spaces the city can be proud of. Factory of Sao Vang Rubber Company in Hanoi's inner district of Thanh Xuan. Photo: Pham Thang The webinar, themed "Current status of industrial facilities spaces in Hanoi and international experiences of industrial heritage", was supported by the association of European Cultural Institutes and Embassies (EUNIC). EUNIC representative Thierry … [Read more...] about Old industrial buildings expected to be creative spaces in Hanoi