Internet of things pegged as US$19,000 billion market

(VOV) - General Director of Cisco Vietnam, Phan Thanh Son on September 23 at a seminar in Hanoi said the Internet of Everything - connected products ranging from autos to household goods - could be a US$19,000 billion opportunity. General Director Son drew a picture of a world in which objects in homes, at airports, at hotels and elsewhere that are connected to the internet know people's preferences. This will have ripple effects throughout the economy affecting how and what products people buy … [Read more...]

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Vietnam treasures ties with Singapore


(VOV) - Vietnam always places high importance on boosting stronger ties with ASEAN member countries including Singapore, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong told former Prime Minister and Emeritus Senior Minister of Singapore, Goh Chok Tong. At a September 23 reception for Goh Chok Tong, Trong hailed Singaporean senior leaders' significant contributions to enhancing the friendship and cooperation between the two countries. He congratulated Singaporean people on the tremendous achievements … [Read more...]

Indonesia to import 200,000 tonnes of rice from Vietnam

(VOV) - Indonesia's state logistics agency BULOG has reached a deal with the Vietnam Food Association to purchase 200,000 tonnes of rice, officials announced at a seminar in Jakarta on September 23. A Vietnamese delegation led by Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh attended the seminar held by the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN). The seminar offered an opportunity for Vietnamese businesses to get a better understanding of Indonesia's market and governmental … [Read more...]

Japan-Vietnam support industry forum opens in HCM City

(VOV) - The Ho Chi Minh City Export Processing and Industrial Zones Authority (HEPZA) and the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) held a Japan-Vietnam support industry forum in HCM City on September 23. At the forum, delegates gave opinions to a draft decree on the development of the support industry which had been compiled by the Ministry of Industry and Trade. Delegates said foreign-invested businesses should pledge to transfer science and technologies when they are operating in … [Read more...]

Singaporean volunteers join activities in Thua Thien-Hue

(VOV) - More than 30 students of NGFF ANN Singapore college participated in voluntary activities in Quang Dien district in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on September 23. In addition to funding sourced from the college, Singaporean students mobilised donors to raise another US$20,000 to support their activities in the province. During 15 days, they built 60 square metres of fences and school gates for Kindergarten Number 2, exchanged painting skills, played folk games, sang English … [Read more...]

TOEFL Primary Challenge 2014 held

(VOV) - The TOEFL Primary Challenge 2014 competition qualifying round is set to begin October 11. The contest started from February 2014 in 11 cities and provinces across the country, So far, the contest has attracted nearly 18,700 students from 690 primary schools. The event organized by IIG Vietnam JSC includes three rounds. TOEFL international tests are administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS). Contestant who passes the first round will receive TOEFL Primary certificates. He/she … [Read more...]

ASIAD 17: Vietnam crushes Hong Kong 5-0

(VOV) - Female Vietnamese players thrashed Hong Kong rivals 5-0 on September 23, placed second in group C and entered the quarter-finals of the ongoing Asian Games (ASIAD 17) in the Republic of Korea (RoK). Hong Kong's defender Wong So Ha made the mistake of heading ball to the home net, thus earning the first goal for Vietnam. In the first match, Vietnam led 3-0 thanks to Vietnamese players Tuyet Dung in the 34th minute and Nguyen Thi Xuyen in the 45th minute. The Vietnamese team continued … [Read more...]

Seminar discusses Vietnam-Japan economic cooperation

(VOV) - A Vietnamese delegation led by Ambassador Doan Xuan Hung recently attended a seminar in the Japanese prefecture of Miyagi, which focused on highlighting economic cooperation opportunities. At a reception for the delegation, Governor of Miyagi prefecture, Yoshihiro Murai expressed his sincere appreciation to the Vietnamese Government and people for their staunch support in reconstructing the locality in the wake of the 2011 devastating earthquake and tsunami. For his part, Ambassador … [Read more...]

ASIAD 17: Vietnam wins bronze medals in wushu and fencing

(VOV) - Vietnam won its fifth and sixth bronze medals at the Incheon Asian Games on September 23. Wushu athlete Nguyen Thanh Tung scored 19.24 points coming in third in the men's taijijian event. Chen Zouli from the Philippines came in first, while Daniel Paranrac also from the Philippines won silver. Meanwhile a Vietnamese fencer took a third place finish in the men's team event earning a bronze medal. This brings the Vietnamese medal tally for ASIAD 17 to one gold medal, two silver and six … [Read more...]

Vietnam forecast to spare 4.3 mil men by 2050

(VOV) - Vietnam will have to face with astonishing redundancy of 2.3 to 4.3 million men unable to find wives to get married as gender imbalance in the sex ratio at birth increased from 106.2 boys /100 girls in 2000 to 113.8 boys/100 girls in 2013. The General Department of Population and Family Planning and the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) launched a campaign on joining hands to resolve sex ratio at birth imbalance on September 26Hanoi in … [Read more...]