State should back domestic venture funds: Vietnam Automation AssociationBy Thuy Dung A young entrepreneur introduces a mobile app to tourists at a shopping mall - PHOTO: DAO LOAN HCMC - Most of the 40 venture funds operating in Vietnam are foreign ones, so State agencies should take drastic steps to support the establishment and development of local venture funds as a way to bolster startups, said Nguyen Quan, chairman of the Vietnam Automation Association. Startups in Vietnam have encountered numerous difficulties, especially the lack of capital, he added. The legal system has yet to include incentives for venture funds even though they are considered the decisive factor in the success of innovative startups. According to the National Agency for Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization Development under the Ministry of Science and Technology, Vietnam had had some 3,000 startups as of last year, and the investment in startups is increasing. In 2016, startups carried … [Read more...] about State should back domestic venture funds: Vietnam Automation Association
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PANO – The Ministry of Education and Training of Vietnam and the Education Ministry of the Republic of Korea (RoK) on October 30th inaugurated and piloted an IT-based classroom, funded by the RoK, at Cau Giay High School in Hanoi. Addressing the event, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Education and Training Pham Manh Hung believed that the model will enhance Vietnam’s teaching quality and that the model should be expanded to more schools across the country. Besides this model, the Vietnamese ministry is also implementing other education and IT application cooperation programs with the RoK, including the Virtual University at the Hanoi University of Science and Technology and the e-learning project at Hanoi Open University. Earlier, on October 29th, the Ministry of Education and Training of Vietnam in collaboration with the RoK’s Ministry of Education, the RoK’s Embassy in Vietnam and Korean Education Frontier Association (KEFA) held the Vietnam-RoK … [Read more...] about Vietnam pilots IT-based class in Hanoi’s high school
(VOVworld) - The successes achieved in 3 years of implementing the National Target Program on building new rural areas are largely due to the contributions of the Vietnam Farmers' Association's at all levels. With over 10 million members, 10,500 branches, and 93,000 local units, the Vietnam Farmers' Association plays a leading role in boosting scientific and technological application and technical transfer to farmers. The Vietnam Farmers' Association has issued a resolution to direct its branches at provincial and city levels to implement the National Target Program on building new rural areas from 2011 to 2020. The primary task of the local branches is to inform Association members and other farmers of the program's targets, meaning, and content. The Association has promoted role models in production and the innovative measures of organizations and individuals in building new rural areas. It has diversified communication activities to make the content easy to understand for farmers … [Read more...] about Vietnam Farmers’ Association’s role in building new rural areas
Farmers in the Central Highland coffee belt are expanding their farming areas to take advantage of rising coffee bean prices despite concerns about the environment. Coffee farmers are rushing to buy coffee seeds and seedlings to expand farming areas … [Read more...] about Vietnam coffee belt to expand after price rise
Activists worry multinational corporations that produced Agent Orange could perpetrate another ecological disaster through genetically modified organisms Agent Orange victims Chu Quang Duc (C), 27 years old, and his father Chu Quang Chien (R) who served in Vietnam's central Quang Nam - Da Nang area from 1971-1975 during the Vietnam War, attend a computer class at the Friendship Village, a hospice for Agent Orange victims outside Hanoi. … [Read more...] about Vietnam beware!