Information sector contributes significantly to COVID-19 fight

Information sector contributes significantly to COVID-19 fight

NDO/VNA - Telecom service providers sent over 15 billion text messages regarding COVID-19 control and prevention during the first half of 2020 and received donations via text for victims of the pandemic totalling VND152 billion (US$6.58 million). (Jul 06, 2020 21:51:59)


Video making competition calls for youth’s initiatives on environment protection

  Jun 29, 2020 16:18:59
NDO – The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union and the French Development Agency (AFD) launched a video and clip making contest on June 29 calling for the youth’s initiatives and solutions on environmental protection. 

Rare mammal diversity discovered in Bidoup - Nui Ba National Park

  Jun 29, 2020 15:18:39
NDO – New surveys have revealed surprising mammal biodiversity in Bidoup - Nui Ba National Park (NP) in Lam Dong Province, providing a ray of hope for the long-term conservation of Vietnam’s unique biodiversity. 

Winners of UPU letter-writing contest announced

  Jun 27, 2020 11:02:57
NDO/VNA – Close to 600,000 letters were sent from around Vietnam to the 49th holding of the Universal Postal Union (UPU)’s International Letter-Writing Competition, for children under the age of 15. 

Made-in-Vietnam COVID-19 vaccine makes significant progress

  Jun 26, 2020 15:38:44
NDO – A made-in-Vietnam vaccine against COVID-19 is making advanced progress, signalling the imminent completion of the whole project, meaning a possible vaccine may not be far away. 

Real-time RT-PCR test kit for SARS-Cov-2 wins Bao Son Award

  Jun 26, 2020 13:07:54
NDO – A research project on a Real-time RT-PCR test kit for the detection of SARS-Cov-2 and a research project on freeze drying were presented with Bao Son Awards 2020. 

Innovation Challenge launched to tackle plastic pollution in ASEAN

  Jun 25, 2020 11:24:30
NDO – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), together with the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad), on June 24 launched an ASEAN-wide innovation challenge to deal with plastic waste in Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay and Thailand’s Koh Samui (Samui Island) in 2020, followed by Indonesia and the Philippines in 2021. 

Vietnam establishes Thai Thuy wetland as a nature reserve

  Jun 25, 2020 11:05:25
NDO - The Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment has designated the coastal wetland in Thai Thuy District in the northern province of Thai Binh as a nature reserve. 

Vinsmart to mass produce ventilators following regulatory approval

  Jun 24, 2020 16:35:14
NDO - Vinsmart, the electronics arm of Vingroup, is starting mass production of ventilators both for the domestic market and export after its model, known as VFS-510, was approved by the Ministry of Health. 

Vietnam attends ‘2020 Collision from Home’ tech conference

  Jun 24, 2020 10:21:54
NDO/VNA – The 2020 Collision from Home, dubbed as the “Olympics of Tech” by the US’s Politico newswire, is live from June 23-25, attracting over 32,000 from more than 140 countries and territories. 

Six known coronaviruses found in wildlife in Vietnam

  Jun 23, 2020 09:59:26
NDO – Six varieties of coronavirus have been detected in wildlife samples taken at 70 sites in Vietnam, according to a new international study involving Vietnamese scientists. 

Patent issue increases by nearly 60% in five months

  Jun 22, 2020 17:01:48
NDO – Despite COVID-19, the number of patents granted in the first five months this year still increased by 56.7%, as announced by the National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam (NOIP). 

New undersea cable to increase internet connection speeds between Vietnam and countries in Asia

  Jun 20, 2020 12:07:18
NDO – Vietnamese military-run telecom giant Viettel on June 19 said that the company has officially invested in a new submarine internet cable system connecting Vietnam, China, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. 

AI-based Vietnamese-language voice solutions launched

  Jun 20, 2020 10:58:20
NDO/VNA – The Ministry of Information and Communications launched two Vietnamese-language speech-to-text generator VAIS and text-to-speech engine Vbee during a ceremony in Hanoi on June 19. 

Mobile money to open new playing field for Vietnamese carriers

  Jun 19, 2020 12:15:30
NDO - Vietnam is finalising the procedures to pilot the use of mobile phone accounts to pay for small-value goods and services, which is expected to expand electronic payment services to all people throughout the country.