Deputy Minister of Health Nguyễn Trường Sơn speaks at a meeting in Hà Nội on Tuesday to mark the first World Patient Safety Day (September 17). — VNS Photo Thanh Hải HÀ NỘI — Health experts called for improving patient safety at medical facilities at a meeting held in Hà Nội on Tuesday by the Medical Services under the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation on the occasion of World Patient Safety Day (September 17). “Patient safety is regarded as an essential element of universal health coverage and has become a global health priority,” said WHO Health System Coordinator Momoe Takeuchi at the meeting. Takeuchi said that the WHO recognised “patient safety was a critical element of, and the foundation for, delivering quality healthcare”, as stated in its recently adopted World Health Assembly Resolution on Global Action on Patient Safety. She said that patient harm can … [Read more...] about Patient safety a global health priority: WHO representative
At the Smart IoT and Cyber Sercurity Summit (Photo: VNA) HCM City (VNA) – Ensuring information and national security is a top priority when applying internet of things (IoT) in production and life, a conference heard in Ho Chi Minh City on November 13. Nguyen Khac Lich, deputy director general of the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC)’s Authority of Information Security, said: “IoT is developing and that causes the number of cyberthreats and criminals to increase sharply.” According to the Ministry of Public Security’s department of cyber and high-tech crime prevention, the number of prosecutions related to cybersecurity topped 500 in the 18 months ending in June this year. Lich said the large number of no-name IoT devices used in the country such as cameras posed a cybersecurity threat. The Government should develop a national strategy for IoT and ensure cybersecurity, and have specific policies and regulations governing … [Read more...] about Cybersecurity – top priority in IoT application
Last week Japanese casual wear retailer Uniqlo announced it would open its first store in the country in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1 on December 6. The 3,000-square-meter store would be one of its biggest in Southeast Asia, the firm said. Opening stores in Vietnam is critical to Uniqlo’s expansion plans in Southeast Asia. As of last year it had 213 stores in the region, and plans to have 400 by 2022, Tadashi Yanai, CEO of Fast Retailing Group, which owns a 75 percent stake in Uniqlo, said. It is the latest in an expanding list of around 200 foreign fashion brands that have entered Vietnam, including Zara, H&M, Giordano, Mango, Topshop, Gap, and Old Navy. Vietnam, with its young demographic, growing incomes and 95 million population, is considered a hugely promising market. Foreign brands are attracted to its 15-20 percent annual growth, according to the chairman of the Vietnam Retailers Association, Dinh Thi My Loan. Vietnamese consumers are also shifting towards … [Read more...] about Foreign brands eager to enter Vietnam’s booming fashion market
Speaking at the opening of the Vietnam Communist Party Central Committee’s conference on May 16, Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong raised the question "What will our country be in 2045?" The question of the top leader of Vietnam is one of many that need to be addressed at the upcoming XIII Congress, for which the Central Executive Committee is preparing. If the Party and the people's will unite, the problem can be solved no matter how difficult it is. In this regard, the will of the Party is taking shape. But what about the people? There are hundreds of ideas. VietNamNet would like to introduce an article by Dr. Dinh Duc Sinh about this matter. By 2045, the country's name will still be the Socialist Republic of Vietnam In 1945, the August Revolution gave birth to the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. After 35 years, in 1980, the name of the country was changed to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam with the expectation of advancing rapidly, strongly and firmly … [Read more...] about What will Vietnam be in 2045?
Phung Van Sy, general manager of the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s oil and gas division, speaks about Viet Nam’s current and future energy demand trends at the International LNG/Energy Summit held in HCM City on November 12. — VNS Photo Demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) will continue to be strong, outpacing domestic production by 2020 requiring the country to import around one million cubic metres a year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade. According to Phung Van Sy, general manager of the ministry’s oil and gas division, who spoke at the International LNG/Energy Summit held in HCM City on November 12, Viet Nam’s natural gas supply is currently 9-10 billion cubic metres a year. Since 2015 consumption has been around 10 billion cubic metres, 83 per cent by the power sector, 11 per cent by the fertiliser sector and 6 per cent by other industrial sectors. From 2021 to 2035 the market is expected to grow significantly, reaching 31 billion … [Read more...] about Viet Nam to import LNG to meet burgeoning electricity demand