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Vietnam seeks a special mechanism to assist domestic Internet firms

VietNamNet Bridge – Replying to the complaint that the current regulations cannot generate a fair playing field for domestic and foreign Internet service firms, the Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) is thinking of a special mechanism which encourage domestic firms develop Internet services such as social networks or search engines. Information on Internet keeps people indifferent to printed newspapers ... Read More »

Prof. Phuong Luu

VietNamNet Bridge –  Professor Phuong Luu is a famous literary critic and theorist in Vietnam. In 2010, he was honourablly presented the Ho Chi Minh Award for scientists who have made excellent contributions to Vietnam’s science and technology. Prof. Phuong Luu (June 2012). Prof. Phuong Luu, whose real name was Bui Van Ba, was born in 1936 in Van An ... Read More »

“Mother” of hybrid rice varieties

VietNamNet Bridge – Professor, Dr. Nguyen Thi Lang is one of seven women who was granted the Vietnamese Women’s Award in 2011 for her outstanding achievements in producing dozens of hybrid rice varieties that are salt resistant and have high output and good quality. Prof. Nguyen Thi Lang presents the drought resistant rice variety which is planted on a trial ... Read More »

‘Satan’ snake in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge – With two strange horns on the head, this species of snakes reminds people of the legendary image of Satan. That species is called horn viper (Trimeresurus cornutus), a medium-sized snake species of the viper family. This snake species appears only in some highland areas of Vietnam. They have two strange horns protruding on two eye sockets. The ... Read More »

Ha Noi to implement organ transplant project

Ha Noi will spend VND34.1 billion (US$1.6 million) on new technology to carry out organ transplants.      Before 2015, the city aims to start conducting kidney transplants, while that for heart and marrow will likely begin in the following years. An organ bank will also be set up after 2015. Funds for the project come from the municipal budget ... Read More »

Professor Nguyen Quang Thach

VietNamNet Bridge – Professor Nguyen Quang Thach is the first scientist who successfully researched and applied aeroponic technology to growing and propagating natural disease-free potatoes in Vietnam, opening up the prospect for developing the agricultural sector in a modern, green and sustainable direction. Prof. Nguyen Quang Thach (March 2012). Aeroponics is a new achievement in the agricultural field. It began ... Read More »

Vietnam masters satellite technology

Vietnam has launched two communications satellites into orbit and hopes to control them without foreign assistance by March 2013. Que Duong Satellite Station on the outskirts of Hanoi The second satellite VINASAT-II went into orbit from French Guiana’s Kouru launch pad nearly nine months ago, showing the country’s desire to grasp satellite technology in space. Together with 2008’s VINASAT-I launch, ... Read More »

Vietnamese IT firms still hesitant to pour money into PPP projects

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnamese enterprises do not lack money or technologies to implement PPP (private public partnership) projects. What they lack is the feeling of safety when they implement the projects. According to Nguyen Thanh Phuc, Head of the Information Technology Application Agency under the Ministry of Information and Communication, under the national program on applying IT at state agencies ... Read More »