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Solar energy for remote areas, why not?

VietNamNet Bridge – The Hoa Binh provincial Science Technology Analysis, Testing and Service Center has received the technology transfer to implement the project on using solar energy and diesel engine to generate electricity for remote areas. The solution that allows saving energy Hoa Binh province in the north of Vietnam has weak wind energy resource. ... Read More »

BMGF, UNICEF finance rural area IT project

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) will provide 500,000 USD for central Da Nang city to bring information technology (IT) to its rural areas in 2013. The city’s Department of Information and Communications is coordinating with relevant agencies to promptly complete related procedures to receive the money and implement the project. Director ... Read More »

HCM City promotes green technology

Ho Chi Minh City will soon launch the fourth annual campaign “Green Consumption” in a bid to improve people’s awareness of environmental protection and help businesses who invest in green technologies. In 2012, around 200 firms were investigated for allegedly harming the environment and 67 of them were found violating environmental laws. They were fined over 3 billion VND (148,000 ... Read More »

VinaREN

The Vietnam Research and Education Network (VinaREN) has emerged as an information superhighway 8 years after its inception in 2004, allowing the local research – training community to connect with over 50 million colleagues all over the world. By now, more than 100 agencies in all 63 provinces and cities in the country including research institutes, universities, hospitals, and departments ... Read More »

Scientists call for new approach to climate change adaption

Many scientists of southern cities and provinces have called for a new approach to climate change adaptation that would be tailored to each specific region. Commenting on a draft proposal by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MONRR), participants at a conference held in Ho Chi Minh city on January 25 said it [the draft] should be revised. The ... Read More »

Microchip makers forecast to grow

Ho Chi Minh City’s People’s Committee has approved a programme until 2020 on the microchip manufacturing industry that calls for an annual growth rate of 30-30 percent per year. At least five international leading companies in the industry will invest in HCM City and set up 25 local companies in the field. According to the programme, a full chain for ... Read More »

Vietnam to develop credit information database

Vietnam aims to develop a national credit information database to assist the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) to manage and oversee the local banking system. According to the SBV, the national credit information database is to help credit institution prevent and reduce risks during their operation as well as aid borrowers in accessing bank credit, thus contributing to the socio-economic ... Read More »

Mobile operators expect Tet text barrage

Major mobile network operators in Vietnam have warned mobile users to avoid eagling and texting on lunar news year’ eve period to prevent network congestion. In addition to the warning, Viettel, Vinaphone and MobiFone have said they will also increase network capacity during the Tet holiday to handle the surge of text messages and calls expected during the festive day. ... Read More »

Geomagnetic storms to intensify this year

Scientists forecast around 40-45 geomagnetic storms would hit Vietnam this year with more powerful intensity than in previous years. Associate Professor Ha Duyen Chau, a scientist at the Institute of Geophysics , said that geomagnetic storms are expected to reach level 5, the highest level, because the sun will reach the peak of its 11-year cycle, putting the planet at ... Read More »

Technology supports fishermen’s operation at sea

A project on monitoring fishing boats, fishing grounds and aquaculture resources using satellite technology, known in short as Movimar, is being implemented in 28 coastal provinces and cities to facilitate fishermen’s safe and productive operation at sea. Back in 2009, the French Government signed an agreement with Vietnam to provide 13.9 million EUR to the Movimar project, which is implemented ... Read More »