HCM City plans to develop the potential of the Sài Gòn River and the city's river-canal network. — VNS Photo Ngọc Diệp HCM CITY — Secretary of the HCM City Party Nguyễn Thiện Nhân said at a conference held on Tuesday that the city expects to outline a plan to build embankments and improve management of land along rivers and canals by the year-end. The conference, organised by the municipal People’s Committee, was held to discuss long-term solutions to develop the Sài Gòn River and urban river-canal network to 2025. Nhân said the city should have a strategy on embankment and waterway development to 2030. “The system of rivers and canals is a natural resource that plays an important role in the city’s formation and development process,” he said. He said the city should learn lessons from other countries to avoid mistakes when … [Read more...] about HCM City seeks to develop urban river-canal network
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Bùi Thế Duy Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of key technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and impacts all aspects of society. Bùi Thế Duy, deputy minister of Science and Technology, spoke to various media outlets about the role of AI in Việt Nam. Could you tell us about the role of AI in Việt Nam? In Việt Nam, AI has been studied and developed at universities and institutes to resolve the country’s specific problems such as writing, Vietnamese language, and understanding and analysing Vietnamese texts. In the current context of Industry 4.0 which is taking place strongly in Việt Nam, AI is considered a core technology. It has been applied in many key socio-economic sectors such as healthcare, education, business, trade, finance and agriculture. The development of AI in many countries has been considered an inevitable trend and Việt Nam is no different. What are the advantages and difficulties for AI … [Read more...] about Big Data vital for AI development: MOST
The Hanoitimes - The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has helped bring down the poverty rate from 60% in the mid-eighties in Vietnam to 16% in 2016. IFAD aids Vietnam’s climate change response IFAD funds VN’s agricultural development project Gov’t direction on IFAD aid Vietnam – the country with more than 70% of the population living in rural areas – has experienced significant changes with the elimination of hunger, reduction of poverty, and most of all the improvement of livelihood over the past 25 years. IFAD's Associate Vice-President Donal Brown. Photo: IFAD How could Vietnam reduce its poverty rate from around 60% of total population in the mid-eighties to 16% in 2016? The presence of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) since 1993 has greatly helped to drive down the rate in the Southeast Asian country. Over the past 25 years, the IFAD has financed total US$565.4 … [Read more...] about How does Vietnam rural area change over 25 past years?
At the working session (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Cao Duc Phat, deputy head of the Party Central Committee's Economic Commission, and Bouasone Bouphavanh, head of the Lao National Economic Research Institute, exchanged experience in building socio-economic development policies during a working session in Hanoi on March 19. The two sides compared notes on issues of mutual concerns such as building institutions of the socialist-oriented market economy, reforming State-owned enterprises, developing the private economy, restructuring the economy, and building and implementing the Party’s resolutions on the aforesaid fields. Phat shared Vietnam’s experience in protecting intellectual property, developing the cooperative economy, reforming economic sectors, and strengthening the Party leadership and State management to obtain rapid and sustainable economic development. Bouasone Bouphavanh, who is former Lao Prime Minister, congratulated Vietnam on its socio-economic … [Read more...] about Vietnam, Laos share know-how in building economic development policies
Last man standing -- Mexican director Guillermo del Toro (L) accepted the best picture Oscar for "The Shape of Water" from Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty in 2018. — AFP PhotoViet Nam News LOS ANGELES — The ballots are almost all in! Millions of television viewers around the globe will tune in Sunday to watch the Oscars, the glitziest night in showbiz, but most don’t know how the winners are chosen. Less than 8,000 people in the entertainment industry select the honorees -- and Tuesday marks the final day of voting. The following is a look at the complex, sometimes confounding process that leads to the winners of the 24 Academy Awards: Who votes? The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles currently has 7,902 voting members. Academy membership is divided into 17 branches -- actors, directors, producers, costume designers, etc -- and candidates must be active or otherwise have "achieved distinction" in the industry. Applicants must be … [Read more...] about Who votes for the Oscars, and how does it work?