Nguyen Quang Thanh, director of the Da Nang Department of Information and Communication, talks to Nhân dân (People) newspaper on Da Nang’s plan to transform into a smart city. Da Nang set a target to become the nation’s first smart city. What has the city done so far to achieve this goal? Da Nang launched a series of programmes starting in 2012 designed to upgrade the city’s technical infrastructure. To that end, we made use of human resources and financial assistance from various agencies, including foreign organisations. From the start, city authorities have co-ordinated with IBM. It did not take long before Vietnamese IT groups like Viettel, VNPT and FPT joined in, and international companies including the World Bank and JICA soon followed. Foreign and domestic partners have expressed their desire to help us make Da Nang the first Smart City in Vietnam. What has Da Nang done to make this concept a reality? The first thing the city must do is win the … [Read more...] about Da Nang’s plan to get ‘smart’
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29 workers hospitalized in Ha Nam due to food poisoning At 9am on August 17, the polyclinic in the northern province of Ha Nam admitted 25 workers who had reported suffering from the symptoms of food poisoning such as bellyache, headache, dizziness, nausea and diarrhea. Doctor Nguyen Trong Khoa from the Emergency Department said the department had received an additional four patients with the same symptoms at 11am. The patients were sent for treatment at the infectious, digestive and respiratory departments with stable health conditions. All of these patients are workers at KMW Co, Ltd in Dong Van I Industrial Park, Duy Tien district in Ha Nam province. Nguyen Thi Tam, 48, a worker of KMW Co, Ltd said at 6pm on August 16, she went to the company’s canteen to have dinner and then returned to work. At 8pm, she went home where she first felt symptoms of nausea and diarrhea. On August 17, she had to go to hospital due to the severity of the symptoms. Mr Tam added that eight workers, … [Read more...] about Social News 19/8
VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam’s software firms are developing steadily with stable revenue growth rate of 50 percent per annum. Vietnam's software industry is developing rapidly One of the most important goals set in the Party Politburo’s Directive No 58 released in 2000 was developing IT, especially software, into an important key industry Vietnam’s software firms only began learning ‘how to walk’ two decades ago, when China and India had already become the world’s software export centers. However, they just needed a short time to be added to the list of leading software exporters. In 2000, FPT took the first steps to export software. But in 2014-2017, the largest Vietnamese IT group was recognized by IAOP (International Association of Outsourcing Professionals) as one of top 100 outsourcing service providers – The Global Outsourcing 100. Gartner, when assessing the IT outsourcing services provided by the countries in Asia Pacific, … [Read more...] about What’s status of Vietnam’s software industry after two decades of development?