MultiGlass was the winner of Techfest's start-up contest this year. (Photo: VNA) Quang Ninh (VNA) - Around 14 million USD in investment was pledged during the national innovative start-up day, Techfest 2019, in Ha Long city, Quang Ninh province. A series of seminars were organised by 12 technology villages during the three-day event, attracting 250 foreign investors and experts, and nearly 300 start-ups. The first prize in the National Innovation Talent Contest for Start-ups was awarded to MultiGlass, a start-up providing smart technology to help people with disabilities use computers. The smart communication device combines iris recognition technology and Artificial Intelligence. MultiGlass will represent Vietnam at the Start-up World Cup 2020 in San Francisco, the US. At the Techfest closing ceremony on December 6, Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Tran Van Tung said the ministry will continue to assist the innovative start-up … [Read more...] about 14 million USD invested in start-ups at Techfest
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Illustrative photo (Source: internet) Hanoi (VNA) – Member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have pledged to boost their cooperation at the APEC Concluding Senior Officials' Meeting (CSOM) held in Singapore on December 7. Convened by Chile, the host of APEC 2019, the CSOM summarised achievements of APEC Chile year in 2019 and rolled out orientations for APEC’s operation in the time to come. During the CSOM, Chile issued the 2019 APEC Host Economy Leader's Statement, which officially marks the end of the APEC Chile year. The statement highlighted the achievements that APEC has made over the past 30 years since its establishment. It also reiterated that APEC member economies are committed to promoting free and open trade and investment, strengthening multilateral cooperation and rules-based international trade, and continuously advancing cooperation on connectivity, digital economy, regional economic integration, and the Free Trade Area of the … [Read more...] about APEC member economies pledge to enhance cooperation
A Vietnamese man from southern Vietnam is living his dream, or everyone’s dream: traveling the world by motorbike. On the 794th day of his journey, Tran Dang Dang Khoa reached Sydney - the two-third mark on his seven-continent motorbike journey. “Suddenly I opened my eyes and I saw Sydney, an important milestone which marks two-thirds of my world journey on ‘The Memo’ and over two years since my departure,” Khoa shared with his 237,500 Facebook followers on August 3. A picture capturing nature in a rural area in Australia taken by Khoa has received positive feedback from his Facebook followers. “The Memo” is the name of the motorbike he has used for the trip, which began in June 2017, and the vehicle has so far taken him through around 50 countries. After Australia, the Tien Giang Province native expects to travel to Africa and the South Pole before heading home to Asia. In the middle of his journey, Khoa met with a Tuoi Tre News … [Read more...] about Vietnamese man visits 50 countries, and counting, on motorbike
Ngo Tu Ngan "The water is fine now," a district official told Tu, a neighbor. Relieved at this official confirmation, Tu, in his 40s, immediately changed the water in his five shrimp farms. "What happened next...," Tu choked on his words as he tried to speak to my father, his face taut and lined. After losing the shrimp, Tu and his family did not have much left and had to sell pieces of land that they'd used to breed shrimp for a living. The day Tu signed the papers to sell the land, he cried. Those tears would never wash away the suffering farmers in the area have had to endure. Tu's sad story happened two years ago in my hometown, a village in the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu where most locals engaged in shrimp aquaculture. Tu was not the sole victim of misinformation, of course. The water sources in my hometown had become badly polluted those days. We'd read in the news that the pollution was caused by factories dumping untreated waste into the local river. But authorities … [Read more...] about Can officials be trusted to make responsible statements during a crisis?
A customer makes payment by QR code for his order online. — VNA/VNS Photo HCM City, the country’s commercial hub, has the potential to become a fintech hotspot of the country and region, according to experts. Lam Nguyen Hai Long, chairman of the HCM City Computer Association, said: “There are eight reasons HCM City can become the country’s fintech hub. “It is now the driving force of the national economy. The city has a large number of software and technology firms, hi-tech parks and technology incubators. It is also the place for fintech companies to start up. “It is home to the country’s first and largest stock exchange. Fifteen commercial banks, including four international ones, and many international investment funds are headquartered in the city. This is where businesses can find a skilled workforce. The city has the backing of overseas Vietnamese from the US and EU. “HCM City is closely connected with the regional financial … [Read more...] about HCM City could become fintech hub: experts