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Games firms complain they have been handled roughly

VietNamNet Bridge – President of VTC Online Phan Sao Nam said the 7,500 workers in the games industry have been waiting for a decree on online game management for 22,500 years. FPT Online Managing Director Nguyen Van Khoa admitted at a recent workshop that his firm has been making games without licenses, though it knows this is a violation of ... Read More »

Scientist chooses hometown over high pay

VietNamNet Bridge – Nguyen Huynh Dong, PhD, turned down a high salary in France to return to his hometown and work as a lecturer at the Viet Nam Petroleum Corporation. He talks about the rationale behind his decision. Nguyen Huynh Dong, 35, is the secretary of the Youth Union of the PetroVietnam Manpower Training College and author of 16 scientific ... Read More »

Vietnam prepares to go digital

The Ministry of Information and Communications says it will issue a set of digital TV standards in preparation for the digitalisation of TV broadcasting in Vietnam. The move follows a request from the Japanese Business Association in HCM City, which includes a number of TV makers like Sony and Panasonic. The association said a set of standards (technical specifications) was ... Read More »

The journey from Vietnam of 11 kg of radioactive material

VietNamNet Bridge – The special goods was safely transported from the Da Lat Nuclear Research Institute to the Bien Hoa airbase and finally brought to a Russian military plane. Vietnam completes HEU fuel conversion programme 106 used highly enriched uranium rods were transported from Da Lat to Bien Hoa airport in Dong Nai province to be sent to Russia on ... Read More »

Unlicensed games flood VN market

VietNamNet Bridge – Outdated regulations covering on-line games are causing difficulties for on-line game providers, according to the Ministry of Information and Communications. Statistics of the Authority of Broadcasting and Electronic Information showed that 117 games were licensed in Viet Nam, 44 of which were closed. Nguyen Van Hung, the ministry’s office chief, said the halt, and evaluation and licensing, ... Read More »

VinaREN connects Vietnamese scientists with global peers

Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Tran Viet Thanh has called for scientific researchers and educators to play more active roles in implementing advanced-network infrastructure applications to improve the capacity and efficiency of VinaREN, the Vietnam Research and Education Network. The deputy minister made the request at the 6 th conference of VinaREN which witnessed the launch of the 4 ... Read More »

Vietnam-India IT links click into place

Vietnam and India have signed two fresh memoranda of understanding (MoU) on information technology (IT), in a move hailed by Indian Minister of Communications and IT Kapil Sibal as a huge step forwards in bilateral cooperation. The first MoU was agreed between Vietnam’s Authority of Radio Frequency Management and India’s Wireless Planning and Coordination Wing. The second was inked by ... Read More »

Vietnam, India boost ICT cooperation

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam and India have signed two memorandums of understanding to boost bilateral cooperation in information and communications technology (ICT). Vietnam and India sign ICT cooperation documents during Son’s visit. (Photo: VNA) The documents were signed on July 4 between Vietnam’s Radio Frequency Directorate (RFD) and India’s the Wireless Planning and Coordination (WPC) and between the Vietnam Telecommunications ... Read More »

Vietnam to have unmanned military aircraft

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnamese researchers are working hard in order to launch the first unmanned aircraft for military purposes in Vietnam later this year. Colonel Do Van Lap, Director of the Viettel Flight Instrument Center, said the center was tasked to create the first unmanned aircraft of Vietnam in November 2011. Last December, the first unmanned aircraft was tested. It ... Read More »

Vietnamese scholars win three US scientific research awards

Vietnamese scholars and their US partners have earned three awards in a US Government programme to fund scientific research in developing countries, according to a press release issued by the US Embassy in Vietnam.   The result came after the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), under the Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research ... Read More »