On Monday, he was a speaker at the event "SoICT Talk – Episode 2: Symphony of Startup" at the Hanoi University of Science and Technology together with Hung Tran, founder of AI firm Got It, and Ngo Trung, CEO of tech firm Magestore. Throughout, Dong, in a dark blue sweater, black jeans and light brown leather shoes, remained quiet and reserved and spent more time listening than talking. Ta Hai Tung, the host of the event, said at the introduction: "Dong is a humble person, living in a world of his own. Surrounding Dong is a veil of mystery. Dong isn't like [other] successful people; he doesn't like appearing in media, therefore Dong becomes even more intriguing." But even when asked to unveil the mystery around himself, Dong did not talk much, and seemed hesitant about sharing his story. He told the students: "For the past 17 years I have only had the computer screen; so there aren't many stories to tell. I think I had to trade off a number of things to achieve such success. The … [Read more...] about Flappy Bird creator: ‘I traded maturity for success’
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To be organised at the Hanoi International Exhibition Centre, the exhibition is expected to welcome around 10,000 visitors. — Photo courtesy of Vinexad Hanoi (VNA) - The 26th Vietnam International Medical, Hospital and Pharmaceutical Exhibition (Vietnam Medipharm Expo) will take place from December 5-7 in Hanoi, attracting 180 domestic and foreign exhibitors. Among firms participating are those from India, Poland, Belarus, the Republic of Korea, Indonesia, China and Japan, the US, Russia, Spain, Turkey and Ukraine, according to the event’s organising board – the Vietnam National Trade Fair and Advertising Co (Vinexad). They will showcase pharmaceuticals, herbs, functional foods; food processing and packing machinery; hospital services and medical tourism; beauty care, aesthetics; dental products, ophthalmic products; medical equipment; laboratory equipment and chemicals at 220 booths, it said. The company described the upcoming event as an opportunity for … [Read more...] about Vietnam Medipharm Expo 2019 to open in Hanoi next month
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and French President Emmanuel Macron witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Vietnamese Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the French Development Agency (AFD). (Source: VNA) Paris (VNA) – Vietnam and France have agreed to chart a new course for the bilateral relationship during the talks between General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong and French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on March 27. The leaders told the press following their talks that they also consented to enhance mutual political trust, step up strategic cooperation and create marked changes to improve the efficiency of bilateral cooperation across fields in order to deepen the strategic partnership between the two countries. The two countries will intensify high-level exchanges and meetings, and raise the efficiency of cooperation and dialogue mechanisms, expand and … [Read more...] about New chapter open for Vietnam-France relationship
The water supply market is beset with many groups of interests, according to Luu Binh Nhuong, a National Assembly Deputy. WHA Utilities and Power PLC (WHAUP) has announced the completion of a transaction in which it acquired 34 percent of shares of the Song Duong Surface Water Company. The deal is worth 2.762 billion baht, or VND2.080 trillion. Song Duong Water Plant 2011 was the time when Vietnam witnessed a movement of investment in the water supply sector. A lot of foreign investment funds also jumped into the market. Also in the province, the holding company of WHAUP has another investment project – WHA Industrial Zone 1, capitalized at VND22 trillion ($1 billion), covering an area of 3,200 hectares. Mai Lan Hanoi's water plant releases raw sewage after water crisis The Da River water plant was found to have flushed thousands of cubic metres of raw wastewater used to cleanse their tanks to the environment, days after it was involved in a polluted water … [Read more...] about Should foreign companies be allowed to join Vietnam’s water supply market?
Trade Joining so many FTAs makes no sense: expert By Thuy Dung Friday, Nov 22, 2019,14:33 (GMT+7) Joining so many FTAs makes no sense: expertBy Thuy Dung Visitors inspect a machine at a fair for the textile and garment sector. The country’s participation in so many FTAs makes no sense - PHOTO: TL HANOI - Vietnam has signed many free trade agreements (FTAs) since 2010 but its participation in so many FTAs makes no sense, noted Tran Toan Thang from the National Center for Socio-Economic Information and Forecast. At an international conference, themed “Prospects of Vietnam’s economy in the 2021-2025 period: opportunities and challenges from new-generation free trade agreements,” held in Hanoi on November 21, Thang stated that since the Laws on Enterprises and Investment came into force, 16 FTAs have been signed, including the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership … [Read more...] about Joining so many FTAs makes no sense: expert