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Scientists leave research institutes, farmers become engineers

VietNamNet Bridge – More and more scientific agriculturalists leave research institutes for better-paid jobs. As a result, farmers have to become unwilling inventors. Vietnam’s agriculture lags behind others by 50 years According to the former Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Cong Tan, the Vietnamese agriculture and forestry science makes up 30 percent of the added value in production. Meanwhile, the figures ... Read More »

Vietnam climbs IT software exports ladder

VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam has surpassed India in software exports to Japan to rank second behind China and is also among the top 10 software exporting nations, according to the IT industry business group. Analysts attributed the industry’s success to the strong growth of domestic software companies due to their constant effort to develop technologies. FPT Telecom’s Software Company ... Read More »

More FDI flows into science-technology

VietNamNet Bridge – Foreign direct investment (FDI) attraction in the January-September period has exceeded the year’s target and amounted to over US$15 billion, with a large amount seen flowing into science and technology. Compared to processing and manufacturing industries, investments poured into science and technology in the nine-month period is much lower. However, investment attraction and new projects of the ... Read More »

Big telecom groups join the OTT battle

VietNamNet Bridge – Some telecom groups are preparing to provide OTT service on 3G network, which allows the connection from phones, computers to mobile phones. Analysts believe that the OTT battle may turn to a new branching road. Some IT firms are planning to join the OTT market with a new product which allows connecting both mobile phones and computers ... Read More »

Vietnam sees great opportunity from semiconductor industry

VietNamNet Bridge – Experts believe that it’s now the right time for Vietnam to join the global IC production chain, a golden opportunity to approach to high technologies. The opportunity has come Don Tran, Managing Director of Global Equipment Services GES, said the demand for electronic products in Vietnam has been increasing rapidly thanks to the increasingly high percentage of ... Read More »

New iPhones priced at up to VND47 mil. in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge – Shortly after the new iPhone 5S and 5C went on sale in some foreign markets, many local stores have announced the prices of these smartphones, with the highest quoted at a whopping VND47 million (US$2,200). For Vietnamese, iPhone 5C expensive, iPhone 5S has small screen An unidentified man shows one of the first iPhones 5S imported into ... Read More »

Biotechnology prioritised in science, tech development

The programme “Research on Development and Application of Biotechnology” (Ministry of Science and Technology) and the Institute of Biotechnology (Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology) on September 27 co-organised the National Workshop on Biotechnology. It offered biologists nationwide a chance to share their research, and allowed managers and researchers to review the achievements in biotechnology over the past five years. ... Read More »

VNPT’s $150 million sea cable project cancelled

VietNamNet Bridge – The Prime Minister has agreed to stop the implementation of the North – South sea optic cable project invested by the Vietnam Post and Telecommunication Group (VNPT), using VND3 trillion worth of capital from Japan’s ODA. Vietnam planned to develop an 8-fiber optic cable transmission system with WDM technology, which would skirt the Vietnamese coast, estimated to ... Read More »

VN elected chair of IAEA Board of Governors

Vietnam has been elected as the chairman of the Board of Governors of the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for the 2013-14 term at its meeting on September 23. Earlier at the 57th IAEA General Conference on September 19, the agency’s state members unanimously elected Vietnam and 10 other members to the IAEA Board of Governors for the 2013-15 ... Read More »

Ten Vietnamese named ASEAN media, security officers

Ten Vietnamese executives received the titles of Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Security Officer (CSO) at the 9 th ASEAN CIO/CSO Awards presentation ceremony in Ho Chi Minh City on September 25. Among them were Hoang Minh Cuong, Director of the Vietnam Internet Centre and Phung Quang Hung, Director of the Technology and Operation Department of Techcombank, and Nguyen ... Read More »