Like many other countries, Vietnam is entering the fourth industrial revolution with many opportunities and challenges, of which, the most challenging thing is human resources. Experts acknowledge that training in information technology and human resources to serve Industry 4.0 should begin with young generations. Pupils of this class are only five years old. It’s unlike other computing classes at school, the pupils are studying programming, one of three subjects of Industry 4.0 that have been taught widely in schools worldwide. Instead of playing games, kids can create their own games – a new way of learning for many Vietnamese kids. Nguyen Minh Son, a pupil from Chu Van An Primary School, Hanoi said: "I like to study here, instead of playing games I can create my own games and play with my friends." According to Nguyen Quang Huy, a lecturer of Creative Technology Institute TEKY, the subject gives kids a basic understanding of programming, after that … [Read more...] about Vietnamese kids access 4.0 technology at younger age
Benefit access program
In Dien Bien province, on July 10, the Military Telecom Corporation (Viettel) cooperated with the Ministry of Education and Training, Dien Bien provincial People’s Committee to open the education network. After 8 months of construction and installation, all of national electricity grid - connected 313 schools in Dien Bien have accessed the wide band Internet. It showed great efforts from Viettel because Dien Bien is a mountainous province with full of obstacles and difficult of access. So far, after Ho Chi Minh City, teachers and pupils in this North - West province have are able to use the Internet in studying in the upcoming school-year 2009 – 2010. Speaking at the event, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Thien Nhan highly appreciated the role of Viettel in this program. “Viettel’s contribution to Vietnam’s education sector has showed its long-term strategy because education is a stable foundation for the … [Read more...] about More than 300 schools in Dien Bien province have accessed the Internet
Dr. Pham Van Sang, director of Dong Nai department of Science and Technology, has just been awarded as one of the 10 leading CIOs in Indochinese. He unveiled that he was selected for this award because he was graded with high scores on "small investment achieves great benefit" criteria. Dr. Pham Van Sang … [Read more...] about Portrait of a CIO (chief information officer): small investment gains great benefit.
Development Support for Other Sectors Trade and investment are central to the Corridor's development, and the policy and program proposals are expected to have large spillover effects on other sectors. In agro-industry, the proposed trade initiatives are expected to improve the information network, reduce trade control measures in specific industries, streamline trade and investment procedures, and lower foreign investment barriers, The proposed financial services initiatives are expected to augment financing for SMEs, expand insurance coverage, and help provide financing to SMEs engaged in agro-industry activities. In industry and industrial zone activities, the proposed trade initiatives are expected to improve the information network, reduce tariffs and other trade control measures in specific sectors, and help develop new and existing export processing zones, the proposed investment measures are expected to improve the information network, reduce foreign investment barriers, … [Read more...] about Development support and benefits for countries along the EWEC
Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam, has been chosen, along with four other cities, for the launching of Because I am a Girl (BIAAG) Urban Program. The program has been launched by Global child rights organization Plan International, Women in Cities International (WICI) and UN-Habitat in an effort to build safe, accountable, and inclusive cities with and for girls in all their diversity. … [Read more...] about Hanoi selected for new UN-backed urban girl program