VietNamNet Bridge - To develop precise medicine, Vietnam not only needs fundamental factors such as a workforce, equipment, professional knowledge, and big data about genomes, but also changes in policy.To develop precise medicine, Vietnam not only needs fundamental factors such as a workforce, equipment, professional knowledge, and big data about genomes, but also changes in policy. “Previously, to discover cancer, it was necessary to use invasive techniques such as biopsies. But now, with low-level biopsy and genomic sequencing techniques, physicians can anticipate more accurately fatal diseases,” he explained.RELATED NEWSVietnamese chemotherapy drug reduces treatment costs by 60 percentBidding expected to cut medicine pricesMai Thanh … [Read more...] about Can Vietnam develop precise medicine?
VietNamNet Bridge - The principle that Vietnam needs to pursue now is not to confront nature, but to respond appropriately and flexibly to new circumstances, such as climate change, by restructuring the economy, according to Hoang Quoc Tuan, a renowned agriculture expert. The principle that Vietnam needs to pursue now is not to confront nature, but to respond appropriately and flexibly to new circumstances Tuan also pointed out that Vietnam has the wrong view about ‘national food security’. FAO defines ‘food security’ as the capability to have food, which could be rice, maize, oats, fish, shrimp, vegetables and fruits. There is a wide range of foodstuff for people to use, not only raise. RELATED NEWS Mekong Delta prepares for large-scale transformation to ensure future Land subsidence, rising seas threaten … [Read more...] about Climate change brings opportunity to restructure Mekong Delta economy
VietNamNet Bridge - Following initial success, some Vietnamese businessmen have made daring decisions pouring trillions of dong into huge projects, vowing to turn their conglomerates into businesses of international stature. Nguyen Duc Tai, president of MWG Nguyen Duc Tai, president of MWG, the mobile phone distribution chain, has successfully persuaded MWG shareholders to allocate a budget of VND2.5 trillion to expand its home appliance distribution chain and build a drugstore chain. Following initial success, some Vietnamese businessmen have made daring decisions pouring trillions of dong into huge projects, vowing to turn their conglomerates into businesses of international stature. Quang has caught attention from the public with the statement that he will not hesitate to confront technology giants, or manufacturers in … [Read more...] about The ambitious businessmen dreaming of int’l success
VietNamNet Bridge – A father of two sons, only half in jest, vented some ire on his Facebook page recently over couples being praised officially for raising two daughters. Illustrative image – File photo “Raising two sons is much harder, but we are ignored. How unjust is this? Let’s raise our voices about such discrimination against families that only have boys!” Half in jest or not, many readers responded seriously, agreeing with the sentiment, including parents with daughters and no sons. On Sunday, the Ha Noi Department of Health and Ba Dinh District People’s Committee organised a ceremony to praise 60 two-daughter families in the district for complying with population policies and overcoming gender prejudices to successfully bring up their children. The ceremony marked the International … [Read more...] about Not time yet to celebrate or mock gender parity
VietNamNet Bridge – A group of young transport workers has released a free application connecting cargo owners and ship owners. They quit transport jobs paying high salaries to develop the application for cargo owners and shippers, and pioneer a new business. Transport whiz: Pham Thanh Tung presents the Izifix application at a conference on waterway transport in HCM City. Photo courtesy of Pham Thanh Tung The first of its kind, the application is helping to develop inland waterway transport by smoothing out cargo problems. Working in the field of transport, Pham Thanh Tung, Nguyen Duc Chinh, Huynh Thanh Huy, Nguyen Thanh Trung and Le Van Nhieu shared a dream of contributing to cargo transportation. They had stable lives and good jobs. However, in 2015, they decided to quit their jobs to better their chance of earning more … [Read more...] about Young pioneers modernise water transport
VietNamNet Bridge – Prof., Dr. Bui Chi Buu, former director of the Institute of Agricultural Sciences for Southern Viet Nam, speaks to Viet Nam News about the agricultural challenges facing the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta and measures to cope with them. Prof Dr Bui Chi Buu, former director of the Institute of Agricultural Sciences for Southern Viet Nam What challenges does agriculture in the Mekong Delta face today? There are three major challenges for agricultural production in the Mekong Delta now. The first is small scale of production as a result of which farmers have disadvantages. Secondly, climate change is becoming more severe, with saline intrusion and drought becoming more serious in the dry season and rainfall being extremely abnormal. Thirdly, we are in the process of economic … [Read more...] about Bio-tech key to climate change response: scientist
VietNamNet Bridge - Saigontourist has launched seven new waterway routes on the Sai Gon River and the river sections of Binh Duong, Dong Nai and Long An. The outstanding feature of HCMC which no other city has is the Sai Gon Port. Cruise ships can dock at Nha Rong Wharf, a famous historical relic. Bui Ta Hoang Vu, director of the HCMC Tourism Department, said the launch of new waterway tours is a part of the plan to develop the tourism industry in the city.RELATED NEWSExperts propose to develop waterways instead of pouring money into roadsHCM City to revamp waterway tourism planKim Chi … [Read more...] about HCM City travel firms hope to profit from waterway tours
VietNamNet Bridge – Whatever the merits or demerits of the recent brouhaha over a PhD dissertation, the time is opportune to take a seriously critical look at some post-graduate academic practices and “traditions” in the country. While this topic merits a PhD thesis (and more) on its own, it is pertinent to highlight some problematic salient features, given that a failure to address them urgently will have far-reaching negative consequences. It would qualitatively weaken Viet Nam’s efforts to further its international integration process, not to mention deepen a crisis of confidence in the nation’s higher education system. The doctoral dissertation that attracted the latest controversy was titled “Letter Art in Book Cover Designs in Viet Nam in the 2005-15 period (literal translation).” It was authored by a post-graduate … [Read more...] about PhDs in Vietnam: Just what does the doctor order?
VietNamNet Bridge – A year-long cycling trip from Hungary to Viet Nam expands horizons and strengthen bonds and understanding. Hong Van has an endearing story. Miles and miles: Peter Sas and Huong Linh welcomed by family and friends in Viet Nam on finishing a year-long cycling trip from Gyor in Hungary to Thai Nguyen in Viet Nam. As love stories go, there was nothing particularly surprising about Hungarian Peter Sas and Vietnamese Dong Thi Huong Linh meeting and tying the knot after a period of courtship. Happens all the time. However, that the affair started in Thai Nguyen Province is somewhat unusual. It is not often that a foreign exchange student chooses to do study in a locality based on his love for tea. The fact that the affair picked up again in Finland is a bit of a surprise too. But what the couple did for their … [Read more...] about Honeymoon on wheels goes the distance
VietNamNet Bridge – Before my trip to Con Cuong District in central Nghe An Province, I expected something natural and wild, far different from the usual resorts that I visit. River trip: Passengers enjoy a boat trip on the Giang River. — VNS Photos Hong Minh It took more than two hours to drive the 120km from Vinh City to Con Cuong District and then half an hour to drive another 20km to Mon Son Commune. The excitement began with a boat trip on the Giang River inside Pu Mat National Park, one of the richest and most diversified ecosystems in Viet Nam. It really made my day. For VND1.8 million (US$80), a group of five to seven tourists can make a round trip by boat to Ban Bung Village on the Giang River. Shorter trips cost as little as VND300,000. Our journey started at Pha Lai (Flower of the Sky in Thai language) dam in Mon Son … [Read more...] about Floating and careening down Giang River