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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, ... 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 »

Two new research academies open

Two new national research academies, the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology and the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences, formally open this week. The Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology will conduct scientific studies in the fields of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological technology, and information technology. The Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences will conduct research related to reforming the country’s ... Read More »

Vietnam dreams of a developed robot industry

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnamese scientists believe that domestic enterprises have sufficient capability and intelligence to make the robots that serve industrial production at the prices much lower than the imports. According to Tran Thanh Thuy, former Deputy Head of the Electronics, Informatics and Automation Research Institute, an arm of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Vietnam has taken initially steps ... Read More »

Low cost smart phone market to heat up in 2013

VietNamNet Bridge – While mobile network operators previously only focused on selling high-grade mobile phones associated with service packages, they now target the low-cost market segment, since manufacturers rush to popularize the hi-tech products.   The sixth mobile network operator in Vietnam – Vietnamobile – has said that it would run a series of sale promotion campaigns in 2013 to ... Read More »

One life devoted to Vietnamese studies

VietNamNet Bridge – Prof., Doctor, People’s Teacher Hoang Trong Phien is one of the leading scientists in Vietnamese studies. He is not only known as a famous expert on grammar studies but is also the founder of the subject on teaching Vietnamese to foreigners in Vietnam. Prof. Hoang Trong Phien (May, 2012). For many generations of students majoring in literature ... Read More »

Smart TV brings opportunities to make money to Vietnamese businesses

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnamese enterprises still cannot make smart TVs, but they still can benefit from smart TVs, especially the digital content service firms.   TV manufacturers have been cooperating with Vietnamese content service providers to attract more buyers According to Garner, a market survey firm, the number of smart TVs to be manufactured in 2013 would reach 108 million ... Read More »

VNPT to pull plug on pay phone service

VietNamNet Bridge – State-owned telecommunications giant VNPT Group has announced it will decommission all pay phones nationwide from March 25 this year due to a slump in demand. A pay phone booth outside of VNPT head office in Ha Noi. The telecom giant will end its pay phone service nationwide from March 25. The company began providing the service in ... Read More »