(VEN) - Vietnam is entering an extremely exciting era and digitalization is the key opportunity for Vietnam to leapfrog and become an industrialized nation in the near future. The industrial revolution 4.0 is anticipated to bring many opportunities for Vietnam in propelling industrialization and modernization. In your opinion, how can Siemens support the manufacturing industry and energy industry of Vietnam to fully utilize these opportunities? Vietnam is entering an extremely exciting era and digitalization is the key opportunity for Vietnam to leapfrog and become an industrialized nation in the near future. Digitalization is one of the five major global trends and it is changing the world. Digitalisation can help manufacturers with their complete value chain starting from product design, production planning, product engineering, product execution and finally, operational services. Siemens offers a holistic approach to the integration of manufacturers’ value chains. We are … [Read more...] about Siemens pledges to support Vietnam in the digital age
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A pedestrian waits at a crossing as cars drive along a street in Singapore on March 15, 2018. The eye-watering cost of owning a car in space-starved Singapore means the city state is the world's most expensive place to live for the fifth year in a row, a survey said on March 15. Photo by AFP/Roslan Rahman The eye-watering cost of owning a car in space-starved Singapore means the city state is the world's most expensive place to live, for the fifth year in a row, a survey said Thursday. The Asian financial hub -- where owning a no-frills sedan can set you back US$76,000 -- beat global capitals to the dubious title, despite stiff competition from resurgent European cities. Pricey perennials Tokyo and New York did not even make the top 10 in the annual list by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), beaten out by Paris, Zurich (joint second) Hong Kong (fourth) and Oslo (fifth). Seoul and Geneva shared sixth place, while Copenhagen, Tel Aviv and Sydney rounded out the rankings … [Read more...] about Car costs make Singapore world’s priciest city. Again.
Plans for another cable car in Vietnam’s UNESCO-listed Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park have raised more questions than answers in a country where economic interests all too often eclipse limited environmental safeguards. The most troubling question is, according to experts, whether the masses stand to benefit from a project that is being promoted in the name of economic development. Authorities in the central province of Quang Binh proposed the cable car system across Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, which UNESCO recognized as a global heritage site in 2003, at a meeting with Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Friday. Phuc said that although the idea has raised widespread eyebrows, he and government agencies “agree in principle” with the plan. He said the project must “not interfere with the heritage site nor be overexploited”, asking the culture and tourism ministry to assess the project's possible impacts and consult UNESCO on the … [Read more...] about Controversial cable car plan for world heritage site a stark reminder of Vietnam’s development quagmire
"We are launching an ambitious plan containing very specific initiatives to reduce CO2 emissions significantly. We are inviting the business community and the city's inhabitants to work closely with us to demonstrate that the growth of the city and climate-friendly initiatives go hand in hand", said the Lord Mayor, Ritt Bjerregaard. The climate plan's specific initiatives are wide ranging. Six of them have been designated as so-called "lighthouse" projects, aiming for Copenhagen's streets to be humming with electric and hydrogen powered cars, which park for free and recharge on street corners. The City of Copenhagen is making a substantial investment in a wind turbine project, which will allow citizens to invest in green energy and, by using biomass, the energy from power stations will be CO2 neutral. There is equally a focus on the next generation. Copenhagen children need to be raised to be climate-aware citizens and have the benefit of eco-refurbished schools, institutions and … [Read more...] about Copenhagen to become the world’s first CO2 neutral capital city by 2025
The HCMC tourism sector will welcome foreign travel agents and media to promote the city’s image as they change their marketing strategy, an official said. La Quoc Khanh, deputy director of the city’s Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism, told the Daily that due to budget constraints there would be changes across the board. Company trips to travel fairs in foreign countries will be cut but familiarization trips will be encouraged as the department focuses on marketing programs and will join travel fairs in new markets like the Middle East and Northern Europe. “With the major markets we will join up with the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) to save money,” he said. This year, VNAT has planned to join travel exhibitions such as TRAVEX 2011 in Cambodia, FITUR in Portugal, MITT in Russia, ITB Berlin in Germany, JATA Travel fair in Japan, ITB Asia in Singapore, and World Travel Market in England. Khanh said the tourism department asked … [Read more...] about HCM City tourism to change marketing tactics