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Dinh Vu-Cat Hai sea bridge, over 5.44km long, was put into operation on September 2 (Photo: VNA) Hai Phong (VNA) – A sea bridge that is over 5.44km long, part of Tan Vu-Lach Huyen Highway in the northern port city of Hai Phong, was put into operation on September 2, becoming one of the longest of its kind in Southeast Asia. The inaugural ceremony of the highway’s section from km2 810 to km15 630 was attended by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Umeda Kunio and officials of some ministries and localities. The Tan Vu-Lach Huyen Highway project also forms part of a project on building infrastructure of Lach Huyen Port, which is set to become the first international transit port in the north of Vietnam. With the total length of 15.63km, the road begins at the intersection with Hanoi-Hai Phong Expressway and ends at the gate of Lach Huyen Port. It has total investment of nearly 11.85 trillion VND (521.4 million USD), including 50.17 billion JPY loaned through Japan’s official development assistance and 1.8 billion VND covered by the Vietnamese Government. The construction of the sea bridge, named Dinh Vu-Cat Hai, was completed on schedule, in 36 months. Tan Vu-Lach Huyen Highway is expected to cut down travel time and reduce risks in transport by ferry and barge. It is also hoped to help boost Hai Phong’s coastal economic development, attract investors to projects in Dinh Vu-Cat Hai Economic Zone, and…... [read more]

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong offers incense to commemorate late President Ho Chi Minh (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong offered incense to commemorate late President Ho Chi Minh at House 67 in the presidential historical relic site in Hanoi on September 2. The activity took place on the occasion of celebrating the 72nd anniversary of Vietnam’s August Revolution Day (August 19), National Day (September 2, 1945), and 48th death anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh (September 2, 1969). The Party chief expressed his deep gratitude to the late President for devoting his whole life to the national independence and liberty as well as people’s happiness. While meeting with the relic site’s staff, the Party leader told them to continue introducing both domestic and foreign visitors about the life and revolutionary career of President Ho Chi Minh. House 67 in the Presidential Palace is where President Ho Chi Minh lived, worked and passed away. It provides a venue for the Political Bureau’s meetings during the fiercest years of the Vietnam war. On September 2, 1945, President Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence, declaring to the world the foundation of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, now the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Over the past 72 years, the country has gained significant achievements in various fields such as economics, trade, defense-security, external affairs, and international integration.-VNA... [read more]

Vingroup today organised the ground-breaking ceremony of its electric automobile and motorbike manufacturing complex named Vinfast, representing a total investment capital of VND35 trillion ($1.5 billion), marking the group’s first step to becoming Southeast Asia’s “Made in Vietnam” automobile brand, according to newswire Zing. Vingroup's Vinfast vehicle brand aims to become Vietnam's very own brand on the international market RELATED CONTENTS: First Vietnamese private firm to join Hanoi metro projects Vingroup approves mixed targets for 2017 Two Vietnamese in Forbes’ billionaires list Quang Ninh becomes new center of resort real estate market Domestic private conglomerates want to invest in subway systems The complex, located in Dinh Vu-Cat Hai Economic Zone, has a designed capacity of 500,000 units. At the first phase, the plant will manufacture five-seat sedan and seven-seat SUV models and electric motorbikes, meeting EU quality standards. The capacity of the first phase will be between 100,000- 200,000 units. Vinfast’s key products are electric automobiles and motorbikes, aiming to replace gasoline. The group set the target to reach the localisation rate of 60 per cent and start exporting its products to foreign markets. Vingroup expects to debut “Made in Vietnam” motorbikes in September 2018 and Vinfast automobiles, including electric and gasoline models, in 2019. Nguyen Viet Quang, deputy chairman of…... [read more]

NDO – The Vietnam Television (VTV) International Cycling Tournament - Ton Hoa Sen Cup 2017 kicked off at the King Ly Thai To flower garden in Hanoi on September 2. The largest annual international tournament is co-organised by the VTV, the Vietnam Sports Bicycle and Motorbike Federation, and Hoa Sen Group to welcome National Day (September 2). As many as 84 cyclists from seven domestic teams and five foreign teams competed at the tournament, which consisted of 14 stages covering over 1,600 km along the length of the country. After the opening ceremony, racers entered the first lap around Hoan Kiem Lake with 30 rounds, equivalent to 51 km. This year, the tournament starts in Hanoi on National Day and finishes in Ho Chi Minh City on September 17. Le Nguyet Minh from Vietnam USA Society English - Ho Chi Minh City team won the first stage and temporarily owns the yellow jersey. The second place belongs to Minh’s teammate and also his brother Le Van Duan, followed by Desriac Loic from Bike Life Dong Nai. The owner of the white jersey for best young cyclist is Tran Nguyen Duy Nhan from Military Zone 7. On September 3, the only trans-Vietnam tournament this year will continue with its second route from Hanoi to Thanh Hoa with a length of 149 km. The total value of the prize is up to VND1.2 billion - the largest in Vietnam’s cycling race ever, in which the winner will…... [read more]

Minh Cham looks at the freedom to conduct a business as an advancement of human rights.  Human rights were first spelled out in the declaration of independence of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam in 1945 and then developed in the Constitutions adopted in 1959, 1980, 1992, 2001, and 2013.   Freedom to do business The freedom to do business was acknowledged in the 1992 Constitution, marking a big leap forward in Vietnam’s human rights although there were still restrictions in certain business areas.  The 2013 Constitution defined the freedom to conduct a business as one of the fundamental human rights.  Dr. Nguyen Van Cuong, Director of the Institute of Legal Science of the Ministry of Justice, explained, “Human rights, including the right to do business, are respected and protected by the State. It’s the State’s responsibility. Of course, citizens enjoy business freedom.” Freedom to conduct a business was specified in the 2014 Law on Enterprises and the 2016 revised Law on Investment. Many restrictions on business have been abolished, licensing procedures simplified, and companies’ self-determination expanded.  For the first time, a list of forbidden or conditional businesses was included in a legal document. This was a breakthrough in policy towards transparency and correcting previous errors in setting business conditions.  The 2015 Civil Code provides better protection for citizens’ freedom of ownership and contract. The 2015 Criminal Code, which was revised this year, annuls the illegal business crime. …... [read more]

Visitors' queue in front of President Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum At 6 o’clock on September 2, 2017, a crowd of people queue up waiting to pay tribute to President Ho Chi Minh at his mausoleum while the national anthem echoes in Ba Dinh Square.  A group of young people from Thai Nguyen province in sport red shirts with yellow stars: “September 2 is our National Day. We come here with immense pride in our nation and national leader.” “I’m overwhelmed with national pride.” They begin to file in to the mausoleum at 7:30 to pay tribute to President Ho Chi Minh.  Nguyen Thi Huong from Ha Giang province said, “I am very happy and moved. People from all corners of the nation have representatives here to pay tribute to President Ho Chi Minh on National Day.” At Ba Dinh Square 72 years ago, President Ho Chi Minh proclaimed Vietnam’s independence. Since then, September 2 has been a national holiday.  Tong Van Chung, a war veteran from Ninh Binh province, said, “I realized the significance of National Day when I grew up and joined the revolutionary mission. Only through independence and freedom could the Vietnamese enjoy a prosperous and happy life.” By historical coincidence, on September 2, 1969, President Ho Chi Minh passed away, occasioning great sorrow for the Vietnamese people and many international friends.  War veteran Nguyen Van Tan from Thanh Hoa province said, “We were on duty and…... [read more]

Mr. Nguyen Tien Dung, Director of Viettel IDC, tells VET about the development of cloud computing in Vietnam. ■ What are your thoughts on the movements in the cloud computing market since your company was established? Viettel IDC entered the cloud computing market at the end of 2013. At that time, most Vietnamese did not know what cloud is, so our revenue was little. Customers were more familiar with buying a server and setting it up themselves. There were many challenges because this was the early stage of the market, and we had to educate people. Our products at that time were also quite basic and didn’t satisfy customers. In 2013, our company recognized that cloud was a clear trend so invested heavily, such as building cloud infrastructure in the north and the south of Vietnam. Since 2014, Vietnamese have gradually come to understand what cloud is and our revenue has surged. In 2016, revenue doubled 2015’s figure and we target 2017 revenue to double 2016’s figure. ■ Why is cloud computing important in Vietnam? The fourth industrial revolution is happening and cloud computing is one of key factors in the revolution. Without cloud, there is no fourth industrial revolution. There is an opinion that cloud is just for large enterprises, not small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). I believe this is incorrect. Cloud has three types: public, private, and hybrid cloud. Public cloud is suitable for SMEs as they need to optimize costs and don’t have many people to run…... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge – Dr Nguyen Thi Chinh, a leading researcher in mushroom cultivation and fibrous tissue production, has a laboratory in her own house. A laboratory of the Dalat Flower Forest Biotechnology Corporation in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong. — Photo Equipped with all kind of machines – grinder, blender, dryer, packaging machine, as well as fermenting pots and scaffolds, Chinh said the private laboratory helps facilitate her research process. “Back when I was working in universities, our research laboratories were so small they could only be used for students and interns,” she said. “I didn’t have much equipment at first, but then I used the money earned from selling products from my research to buy new ones. “The most important thing is that I have a laboratory at hand to use whenever I want, since mushroom experiments can require attention at any time of the day.” Alongside the Government’s million-dollar support to public laboratories at institutions and universities over the last decade, private and foreign enterprises have also been working to develop their own research establishments. These private laboratories have come to play an important role in scientists’ research and development process and serve practical production purposes. A number of established scientists have claimed that they would not have achieved certain successes if it had not been for state-of-the-art research equipment and facilities provided by these laboratories.   Not only have scientists been taking advantage of private laboratories, farmers in different localities have also caught up…... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge – Accompanied by Associate Prof Dr Le Anh Vinh and Dr Le Ba Khanh Trinh, the Vietnamese team bagged four golds, one silver and one bronze at the 58th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), a rich yield that won the country third place at the event. Making music: Le Ba Khanh Trinh (centre), holding the guitar, performed at an arts event when he was a student of Lomonosov Moscow State University.  The team that participated in the IMO, which was held in Brazil in July, achieved the country’s best results in 43 years of attending the competition. Trinh, one of the team leaders, was assigned the duty of leading Viet Nam’s IMO team in 2012. That year itself, from not even being among the 30 best countries, Viet Nam made an incredible jump to ninth place. Since then, the 55-year-old teacher has continued to captain the country’s team, and under his guidance, students have been bagging more and more medals. In his student days, Trinh was a member of Viet Nam’s IMO team. In 1979, he made Viet Nam proud by winning the maximum points in the IMO. Besides a gold medal, he also received the special prize granted to the contestant with best solutions to the math problems. After 41 IMO seasons, he is still the only Vietnamese contestant to have achieved such high results. Trinh then received an unconditional offer from Lomonosov Moscow State University’s Faculty of Mathematics, Mechanics and Informatics, and became a post-graduate student there…... [read more]

After three years of construction, the Tan Vu-Lach Huyen road section was officially put into operation today with the start button of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. Located in the northern port city of Haiphong, the Tan Vu-Lach Huyen Highway is part of the “Lach Huyen International Port infrastructure system construction” funded by Japanese official development asisstant (ODA). Dinh Vu-Cat Hai Bridge, the longest cross-sea bridge in Southeast Asia (Source: JICA)   The ODA agreement was signed in 2011 and so far a total loan amount of JPY110 billion ($997 million) has been disbursed. The highway is a total 15.63 kilometres long, including the 5.44-km Dinh Vu-Cat Hai Bridge—the longest cross-sea bridge in Southeast Asia. It connects the developing areas in the east of the northern port city of Haiphong with Lach Huyen Port in the island district of Cat Hai and Hanoi-Haiphong Highway. According to the Japan International Cooperation Agency, the ODA provider, this project was received special conditions reserved for Special Terms for Economic Partnership (STEP) and applies advanced technology from Japan. After the opening of the highway and bridge session, Lach Huyen Port is also expected to be put into operation in 2018. The highway is also meant to form a complete infrastructure network facilitating transportation to Lach Huyen Port, thereby attracting investment to Haiphong.  Lach Huyen boosts transport network …... [read more]

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