Last Sunday, the first smart city project in Hanoi, carried out by Japan’s Sumitomo and Vietnam’s BRG Group, was officially inaugurated on an area of 330 hectares. So far, 33 cities and provinces around Vietnam have implemented smart city initiatives. Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi are set to become sustainable cities of the future. As part of the government target which aims to make Ho Chi Minh City the first smart city in Vietnam by 2020 and Hanoi by 2030, billion-dollar mega projects are currently underway to build smart cities. Over the years, urbanisation has been a drive for national socio-economic development. The whole country has more than 830 urban areas and the national urbanisation rate has reached 38.6 per cent. The average economic growth in urban areas is 12-15 per cent, 1.5 to two times higher than the national rate. Urban areas have been the centres of socio-economic activities, innovation, education, scientific and technological research, production, trade … [Read more...] about Big expectations for Vietnam in sustainable smart city development
Future of big data
If local stakeholders, whether they be governmental or non-governmental, adopt these methods or press for near-real time reporting from Eyes on Earth or another research institution, then these findings could become commonly held knowledge and used for the betterment of the Mekong at large. … [Read more...] about Chinese dams withhold water, worsen 2019 drought in Mekong Delta: researchers
In an apparent chicken and egg situation, many Vietnamese producers have reportedly postponed the premiere of their summer movies, as they do not want their pictures to hit almost-empty cinema halls only to bring in meager revenues. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese cinemas remain empty as industry awaits post-pandemic rebound
On account of the registration fee cut, however, many dealers say that the Honda CR-V will lose many of its advantages and even have to join a price war with domestically assembled vehicles. CR-V vehicles are now priced between VND983 million ($42,700) and VND1.1 billion ($47,500), and customers in Hanoi have to pay VND118-131 million ($5,100-5,700) registration fee, while customers only need to pay about VND60 million ($2,600) for a locally built rival Mazda CX-5 or a Hyundai, as registration fees have been cut by 50 per cent for domestically-produced cars. This shows that the future of Honda CR-V in Vietnam is uncertain as price is still a determining factor in sales in the market. … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES MAY 30
Frank Bochmann is seen in a photo he provided Tuoi Tre News. Saebel: Vietnam’s tourism sector has been tragically affected by the outbreak of COVID-19. Airlines, hotels, restaurants, laundry facilities, amusement parks, transport companies, tour operators, and homestay owners have all seen their business come to a standstill. The loss of revenue and livelihoods for Vietnamese employees and entrepreneurs alike in all spheres is devastating and the real effects will only be seen as savings and cash funds dry up. … [Read more...] about How should Vietnam prepare for post-pandemic tourism recovery?