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Technology groups question Ministry’s hardware development strategy

VietNamNet Bridge – Leading technology groups in Vietnam like FPT and Viettel doubt the feasibility of the government’s hardware and electronics development strategy, calling it too ambitious. The draft information technology (IT) development strategy by 2020 compiled by the Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) says Vietnam would develop Vietnamese hardware and electronic products to replace imports. Analysts commented that ... Read More »

IT key to administrative reforms

Administrative reform will not be very effective if information technology is not applied, a Ho Chi Minh City leader has warned. Speaking at a meeting with the city People’s Council on July 10, Deputy Chairman of the People’s Committee Le Manh Ha said information technology and administration should be closely linked, and pointed to the Republic of Korea, which he ... Read More »

Government agencies warn about increased cyberattacks

VietNamNet Bridge – The number of cyberattacks on Vietnamese websites, especially government agencies’ websites with “gov.vn” domain name, has been increasing. The Vietnam Computer Emergency Response Team (VNCERT), in its report about information security in the first half of the year, said that it found 405 phishing cases from December 30, 2013 to June 10, 2014, of which 250 cases ... Read More »

IT firms need more engineers to cater to Japan market

In the second quarter of this year, the demand for information technology (IT) engineers surged as Japan had moved some of its software projects from China to Vietnam, the Saigon Times Daily reported. In the past few months, enterprises such as FPT Software, Global Cybersoft and Fujinet recruited hundreds of information technology (IT) engineers. Some even asked for 50-100 engineers ... Read More »

Russian upper house ratifies outer space cooperation deal with Vietnam

Russia’s Federation Council, or the upper house of the parliament, on July 9 approved the contents of a cooperation agreement between the country and Vietnam in exploring and using aerospace for peaceful purposes. The document aims to create organisational and legal grounds as well as change a number of issues relating to the protection of intellectual property and information exchanges ... Read More »

Vietnam nuclear power market eyed by three major countries

VietNamNet Bridge – American firms have urged the US Congress to ratify the Vietnam-US cooperation agreement in the nuclear sector in order to create more jobs, and Russia and Japan have signed nuclear cooperation agreements with Vietnam. What does Vietnamneed for its nuclear power program? (part 1) What does Vietnamneed for its nuclear power program? (part 2) Foreign newswires report ... Read More »

Century-old tea trees discovered in Thai Nguyen

VietNamNet Bridge – For the first time an ancient tea tree forest has been discovered in the northern province of Thai Nguyen, the kingdom of tea trees in Vietnam. An ancient tea tree. These ancient tea trees were discovered by Mr. Nguyen Van Tuan, a tea grower in Minh Tien commune, Dai Tu district, Thai Nguyen province. Tuan says since ... Read More »

Viettel wants to cut mobile fees, maintain 3G charges

VietNamNet Bridge – Viettel – one of the three largest mobile networks in Vietnam – has asked the Ministry of Information and Communications’ permission to use the same charge for mobile phone calls made between subscribers of the same networks and those made between subscribers of two different networks. Viettel’s proposal has been warmly welcomed by users. The new charges ... Read More »

San-Earth factory operational in central province

A factory manufacturing earth resistance reducing material (San Earth) was commissioned in Binh Son district of central Quang Ngai province on July 8. This is the first of its kind in Vietnam and one of the three in the world run by Japan’s Sankosha Corporation to serve telecoms, electricity and navigation industries. The project is designed with a capacity of ... Read More »

IT firms get nod to use outsourced services

Vietnamese information technology firms get the nod from Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung to use outsourced services, the English language news website VietNamNet Bridge reported. IT firms will provide software products and technology systems under the mode of service packages to customers for use. The systems will run on the suppliers’ platforms. Customers can order the services they want and ... Read More »