Vietnam saves 436,000 kWh during Earth Hour 2020

Vietnam saves 436,000 kWh during Earth Hour 2020

NDO - Vietnam saved 436,000kWh of electricity, equivalent to VND812.9 million (US$34,900), in one hour from 20:30 to 21:30 on March 28, according to the National Power Dispatch Centre. (Mar 29, 2020 14:55:03)

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Focusing on effectively exploiting renewable energy sources

  Mar 19, 2020 17:22:53
NDO – The exploitation and application of RE to create electricity supply is now a common trend in many countries around the world, aiming to ensure energy security and sustainable development. 

Promoting new research to cope with COVID-19 epidemic

  Mar 18, 2020 17:44:52
NDO - Domestic scientific and technological units have quickly carried out research and initially produced remarkable results in the prevention and fight against the COVID-19 epidemic. Notably, scientists from the Military Medical Academy and Viet A Corporation have successfully produced a new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) test kit, helping Vietnam to take the initiative in testing the disease. 

Earth Hour 2020 to raise public awareness of plastic waste

  Mar 18, 2020 16:45:41
NDO/VNA – The Earth Hour 2020 will call for not only the efficient use of energy but also reduction of plastic use, according to the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources. 

Automated aviation customs system to officially open in May

  Mar 18, 2020 16:24:13
NDO/VNA – The single window and automated aviation customs supervision system is scheduled to open at Noi Bai International Airport in May, according to Hanoi’s Department of Customs. 

UNDP assists Mekong Delta in drought response efforts

  Mar 18, 2020 16:21:03
NDO/VNA – The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Partnership for Disaster Risk Reduction under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) signed an agreement on March 17 to support the Mekong Delta’s response to drought and saltwater intrusion. 

Vietnam to export SARS-CoV-2 test kits to Ukraine and Finland

  Mar 17, 2020 17:57:04
NDO – The first batch of 7,500 SARS-CoV-2 test kits produced in Vietnam will be shipped to Ukraine and Finland this week. 

Hanoi, HCM City start trial on e-collection for vehicle registration fees

  Mar 17, 2020 16:23:06
NDO – Traditionally having to pay cash to the treasury or bank for registration fees for cars and motorbikes, residents in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City now can pay them online through the National Public Service Portal, banks and payment intermediaries. 

Over US$30 million for Vietnam to enhance climate resilience

  Mar 14, 2020 09:53:14
NDO/VNA – The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved a non-refundable aid worth US$30.2 million to help Vietnam enhance climate resilience, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD). 

Australia supports Vietnam to evaluate the impact of technology on productivity and growth

  Mar 12, 2020 16:57:33
NDO – The Australian Embassy in Vietnam on March 12 stated that the Australian government has announced its support for Vietnam to implement a study themed “Technological change in Vietnam – How technology contributes to productivity and economic growth.” 

Qualcomm holds webinar to launch start-up contest in Vietnam

  Mar 12, 2020 16:31:36
NDO - Qualcomm Vietnam held a webinar on March 12 to launch a start-up competition aiming to select and support new ideas that will accelerate innovation in Vietnam. 

MobiFone successfully pilots 5G mobile network

  Mar 10, 2020 16:11:58
NDO – MobiFone officially announced on March 10 that it has successfully piloted a 5G mobile network in the four cities of Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Da Nang and Hai Phong. 

Measures to protect specialised fruit tree cultivation areas from drought and salinity

  Mar 05, 2020 16:51:44
NDO – The Mekong River Delta region is the main fruit growing area in the country, with 14 major kinds of fruits grown there including mangoes, dragon fruit, durian, bananas, oranges and longans, contributing to income creation for millions of local people. 

Female scientists honoured for influenza, forestry research

  Mar 05, 2020 15:27:31
NDO/VNA – A group of influenza researchers and a forestry scientist were named winners of the Kovalevskaya Award 2019, a prize dedicated to outstanding female scientists. 

EU assists Vietnamese people affected by drought and saltwater intrusion

  Mar 03, 2020 17:21:49
NDO – The European Union (EU) has provided EUR60,000 in humanitarian aid funding to 24,000 people affected most by the current drought and saltwater intrusion in the Mekong River Delta provinces.