The Fourth Industrial Revolution is taking place around the world with a boom in digital technology, creating great opportunities for but also challenges to the development of each country, enterprise, and person. Vietnam’s digital economy has been growing at the fastest pace in ASEAN, about 38 percent annually compared to the region’s average of 33Continue reading

Make-in-Vietnam key to making nation a digital powerhouse

“Make in Vietnam” is an initiative/slogan launched by the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) in 2019, aiming to promote the development of the domestic ICT industry. Nguyen Lan Anh, a primary school teacher, used a social media chat app to send and receive homework when online classes became the norm. The teacher with theContinue reading “Make-in-Vietnam key to making nation a digital powerhouse”

Digital transformation goes mainstream in Vietnam

Vietnam’s determination to ride the global trend of digital transformation is seen in leaders’ pronouncements, general awareness among the population and actions on the ground. Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has said: “It is necessary to promote national digital transformation, develop the digital economy and society to create breakthroughs in improving productivity, efficiency andContinue reading “Digital transformation goes mainstream in Vietnam”

COVID-19 pandemic – motivation for changing banking transaction habits

The COVID-19 outbreak has seriously affected the global economy, including Vietnam. However, from another perspective, the pandemic could promote the digital transformation in the banking system, such as moving transactions from “offline to online”.  This movement has taken a clearer and clearer shape.. A number of commercial banks have invested in developing banking services in accordanceContinue reading “COVID-19 pandemic – motivation for changing banking transaction habits”

Vietnam’s health sector has been gradually adopting digital transformation for a number of years, but the COVID-19 pandemic has sparked a technological revolution in healthcare systems across the nation that might otherwise have taken decades. Initial progress in health information system Paper-based medical records are a mainstay in Vietnam’s health sector, and only 32 hospitalsContinue reading

“There is a heated race towards digital banking going on in Vietnam, with banking services having found their way into every corner of life.” — Nguyen Quoc Hung, Secretary-General of Vietnam Banks Association One major “side effect” of the COVID-19 pandemic, amidst the unprecedented toll that it has exacted, is that it has catalysed digitalContinue reading

Remarkable outcomes reached during the recent visit to Vietnam by Malaysian Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri bin Yaakob have created impetus for the development of the Vietnam-Malaysia strategic partnership in the time to come. During his visit, the Malaysian PM has met with top leaders of Vietnam. He held talks with Vietnamese PM PhamContinue reading

Building wealthy, happy, democratic nation – Vietnam’s top task

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh told a plenary session of the high-level forum on the Fourth Industrial Revolution held recently in Hanoi that ensuring wealth, happiness, democracy, a peaceful life, security, safety and social welfare for a population of nearly 100 million is the most crucial task. The Government leader stressed that people is theContinue reading “Building wealthy, happy, democratic nation – Vietnam’s top task”

Exploring 11 world biosphere reserves in Vietnam 

Two Vietnamese sites – Kon Ha Nung Plateau in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai and  Nui Chua Biosphere Reserve in the central province of Ninh Thuan – were recognised as new world biosphere reserves by UNESCO at the 33rd session of its International Coordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB-ICC)Continue reading “Exploring 11 world biosphere reserves in Vietnam “

Hanoi lives up to ‘Heroic Capital’, ‘City for Peace’ titles

Over the last 67 years, since the liberation of Hanoi from the French colonialists, the local administration and people have made unceasing efforts and obtained numerous achievements to turn the capital city into a development momentum of the northern region and a symbol of patriotism, the love for peace, the spirit of solidarity, and theContinue reading “Hanoi lives up to ‘Heroic Capital’, ‘City for Peace’ titles”