New signs from Vietnam’s e-book marketVietNamNet Bridge - With 55 million internet and smartphone users, ebooks are becoming more common in Vietnam’s publishing industry. In Vietnam, where printed books are still dominant, ebooks are getting more popular thanks to new ways of approaching readers. Even independent ebook distributors such as Waka, Alezza and Komo have limited numbers of famous books which can attract special attention from readers. Even independent ebook distributors such as Waka, Alezza and Komo have limited numbers of famous books which can attract special attention from readers. RELATED NEWSEbook and print book to live in harmonyPromoting e-book market in VietnamThanh Lich
August 21, 2018 02:15 UTC
An experience exchange in smart city building as well as discussions on Japanese culture, education, and literature were also organised. He stressed the importance of exchange and cooperation activities between Quang Nam and its Japanese partners in deepening Vietnam – Japan friendship. The three-day summer camp lured the attendance of 150 Vietnamese students from 19 European countries. First-ever Vnese book stall in Japan opened“Vietnamese book week in Japan” was kicked off at Kinokuniya bookstore in Tokyo, Japan yesterday. It is expected that the second Vietnamese bookstore in Osaka city will also be opened to public soon.
Blockchain may help prevent exam cheating in VN? VietNamNet Bridge - After a series of exam cheating scandals in northern provinces were discovered, some university lecturers suggested using blockchain technology to prevent cheating. After a series of exam cheating scandals in northern provinces were discovered, some university lecturers suggested using blockchain technology to prevent cheating. If using data blockchain of Vietnamese citizens, the data will be compulsory in other countries in the blockchain network. Thanh affirmed that using blockchain to prevent exam cheating is not feasible at this moment.
A Rem ethnic minority take oath to protect forestsVietNamNet Bridge - The A Rem ethnic minority in Tan Trach commune of Bo Trach district in Quang Binh province swear that as long as they live, the ancient forests will exist. Their hamlet is located in the core area of the Phong Nha-Ke Bang forest heritage, where the biodiversity is exposed most clearly. Their hamlet is located in the core area of the Phong Nha-Ke Bang forest heritage, where the biodiversity is exposed most clearly. In Tan Trach commune, everyone is very aware of the need to protect forests. A taskforce with 12 members has been set up which is in charge of working with forest rangers to protect the forests.
Network operators ready to convert 11-digit simcardsVietNamNet Bridge - Mobile network operators have geared up with their experiments to implement the conversion of 11-digit mobile phone numbers to 10-digit numbers in August instead of September as initially planned. Network operators get ready to convert 11-digit simcardsThe decision on converting 11-digit phone numbers to 10-digit ones was released by the Ministry of Information & Communication (MIC) in May. It is expected that 60 million 11-digit mobile phone subscribers and 700 VSAT (satellite) subscribers will bear the impacts from the conversion. Businesses complain that they will have to re-print leaflets, brochures and re-make billboards because of the changes in phone numbers. RELATED NEWSLucky 11-digit simcards as expensive as goldTen-digit mobile numbers not affected by network code shiftTrong Dat
FDI and a transient economyIn view of the way and motivation for foreign direct investment (FDI) attraction at the start, there is a complete difference between China and Vietnam. However, many experts, after analyses and assessments, have still shown anxieties and concerns, which even seem mounting amidst more incentives offered to continue FDI attraction. In general, what the country has achieved after three 10-year stages of FDI attraction is an extremely open, heavily external reliant economy. In reality, the Chinese economy has grown thanks to successful FDI attraction. Many issues regarding the FDI attraction approach may need discussion or revisit when it comes to building a new FDI attraction strategy.
August 20, 2018 23:26 UTC
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam Prosperity Joint Stock Commercial Bank (VPBank) has warned people not to be fooled by fraudsters sending messages via phone or Facebook with content related to money transferred from abroad. VPBank also informed customers of a number of fraudulent transactions in recent weeks. Previously, Vietnam Technological and Commercial Joint Stock Bank (Techcombank) and Vietnam Maritime Commercial Joint Stock Bank (Maritime Bank) also informed customers about the same threats and instructed them on how to conduct safe transactions. It should be noted that banks and credit institutions never require customers to provide their passwords, card information or OTP codes in any case. Customers should not disclose card information or their PINs to others and cover the keyboard when making transactions at ATM/POS and other card payment devices.
Source:Viet Nam News
August 20, 2018 10:07 UTC
Ministry rejects proposal to raise plane ticket prices in 2018In its urgent document to the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam and three carriers, the Ministry of Transport ordered not to increase plane ticket prices in 2018. It said in the document that rise in oil prices and exchange rate fluctuation in recent months have put pressure on the profitability of airlines. However, to take on the National Assembly and the government’s mission of keeping consumer price index below 4 percent for macroeconomic stability , the Ministry requested airlines not to raise fare price in the year. Before, Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air and Jetstar Pacific Airlines sent document proposing an adjustment in fare price to suit the current situation. Only Jetstar Pacific suggested a rise of 25 percent than the present level.
August 20, 2018 10:07 UTC
Vietnam Int’l Fingerstyle Guitar Festival 2018 to return to HanoiVietnam International Fingerstyle Guitar Festival 2018 will take place at the Youth Theater in Hanoi on August 25. Fingerstyle is a new genre of solo guitar music in Vietnam. Playing fingerstyle guitar has become popular in Vietnam in recent years. The event, part of the International Finger-Style Guitar Festival (IFSGF) comprises a series of international finger style guitar concerts. The annual event has been organized continuously since 2010 in Asia with the participation of famous finger style guitarists from many countries.
August 20, 2018 10:07 UTC
HCM City's schools face new term overcrowdingMany public schools in HCM City and Hanoi have had to stop providing lunch and allowing pupils to sleep while doubling the number of pupils per class. Pupils at Quang Trung Secondary School, HCM City, ready for new school yearThe Increasing population and superstitions about lucky birth years are putting huge pressure on big city schools. Statistics from HCM City Department of Education and Training show that the city will have over 1,677,000 pupils this school year. Only 11 new classrooms have been built at primary schools and five new classrooms for secondary schools. Due to lack of secondary schools, graduated primary pupils from Binh Tri Dong B Ward are sent to schools in nearby wards.
August 20, 2018 09:45 UTC
FLC launches Bamboo AirwaysBamboo Airways’ first flights are scheduled for October and the airline plans to open 37 domestic and international routes in the future. FLC Group introduces Bamboo Airways. "Bamboo Airways is expected to be a new option for experiences in Viet Nam, with good quality services and reasonable prices,” he added. On July 9, the Prime Minister officially approved the establishment of Bamboo Airways. Previously, FLC Group signed a US$5.6 billion agreement to buy 20 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners in June.
August 20, 2018 09:33 UTC
Vietnam beat Thailand at ASIAD 2018VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam’s women beat Thailand 3-2 in their first match of Group C at the Asian Games (ASIAD) 2018 in Indonesia yesterday to qualify for the knock-out stages. Moving on: Vietnam celebrate beating Thailand 3-2 in their first match in Group C at the Asian Games (ASIAD) 2018 in Indonesia yesterday. — VNA/VNS PhotoGroup C consists of only three teams, and after Thailand lost to Japan, the result confirms Vietnam will progress. Thailand controlled the first half, but lost their cool in front of goal to allow Nguyen Thi Tuyet Dung to open the scoring for Vietnam in the 21st minute. In the 40th minute, Nguyen Thi Lieu got her name on the scoresheet to make it 3-1.
August 20, 2018 09:11 UTC
Cash moving around, but not to productionVietNamNet Bridge - Investors successfully bought 5-year government bonds at a 3.45 interest rate at a bid organized on July 11 at the Hanoi Stock Exchange (HNX). Also at the trading session, the 10-year and 15-year bonds had interest rates of 4.43 percent and 4.73 percent, respectively. However, analysts warn that cash flow is moving unreasonably, with latent risks for implementation of monetary policies. As the disbursement for public investment has been going slowly, the State Treasury has to deposit undisbursed money at banks. The cash is ‘moving around’ but it doesn’t flow to production and business.
August 20, 2018 09:11 UTC
Robot Robotacon 2018 launched in HCMCThe sixth robot talent contest ‘Robot Robotacon – WRO 2018’ took place on August 18 – 19, 2018 in the Military Zone 7 Competition Center, in Phu Nhuan District of Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC). The Robot Robotacon is a large-scale competition for students of all gradesThis contest is meant for students aged 8 to 20 who are interested in Robot technology and S.T.E.M (science, technology, engineering, and math). It also aims at choosing the best team to take part in the World Robot Olympiad 2018. All teams were divided into groups in accordance with the model of World Robot Olympiad (WRO) contest. $42,950)The champions will represent Vietnam to take part in the upcoming WRO 2018 in November in Thailand.
August 20, 2018 06:22 UTC
Farmers take losses in tilling riceVietNamNet Bridge - Policies supporting rice growers remains ineffective as the production cost remains high. The rice production cost remains highThe Ministry of Finance (MOF) estimates that the production cost of the 2018 summer-autumn rice crop in Mekong Delta is VND3,261-4,985 per kilogram. Also according to MOF, in many provinces, the rice production costs are higher than VND4,000 per kilogram. Other farmers receive support, but they tend to use land for cultivating other crops and fruits which promise higher profits. Chin thinks that Vietnam needs to encourage farmers to export safe high-quality products, because people are getting richer, and have become choosier in selecting rice products to buy.
August 20, 2018 05:48 UTC