Infrastructure

Law on Water Resources should be amended to ensure water security: Expert

Although substantial results have been achieved after nine years of implementing the Law on Water Resources 2012, some shortcomings have been revealed, resulting in ineffective use of water and causing loss of budget revenue, according to Chau Tran Vinh, Director of the Department of Water ...

ADB to provide $60 mln to improve climate resilience for ethnic minorities

The Asian Development Bank has approved a $60-million loan to improve the climate resilience of infrastructure in two central Vietnamese provinces to benefit local ethnic populations.The Climate Resilient Inclusive Infrastructure for Ethnic Minorities Project will be undertaken in Binh Dinh and Quang Nam, with a ...

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Vietnam introduces code of conduct on social networks

The Ministry of Information and Communications on June 17 introduced a code of conduct on social networks to create a safe and healthy online environment.The code of conduct, which targets organizations and individuals using social networks and social network service providers in Vietnam, is designed ...

Vietnam ranks 55th in digital transformation

Vietnam ranked 55th in digital transformation with 41 points in Huawei’s Global Connectivity Index (GCI 2020). Since 2015, the GCI has tracked the progress of 79 economies in deploying digital infrastructure and capabilities.This year’s index benchmarks 79 countries according to their performance in 40 indicators ...

Vietnam launches fake news response center

Vietnam has launched its new centre dedicated to dealing with fake news at http://tingia.gov.vn. The Vietnam Anti Fake News Centre (VAFC) was built and is operated by the Ministry of Information and Communications’ Authority of Broadcasting and Electronic Information, tasked with receiving online reports on ...

Rural residents in Mekong Delta need access to clean water

All residents in rural areas of the Mekong Delta must have access to clean water, Nguyen Hoang Hiep, deputy minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, said at a seminar held in Soc Trang province on May 27. About 96,000 households with a total of 430,000 people ...

More administrative procedures to go online: Minister

The Government of Vietnam wants the business community to provide feedback and input to help improve the National Public Service Portal, heard a conference held by the Prime Minister’s Council on Administrative Reform and the World Bank in Hanoi on May 19.The national public service ...

Da Nang targets e-government, smart city by 2030

The Central city of Da Nang is poised to complete the building of a smart city connected with the networks of smart cities in the country and in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region by 2030.Da Nang was the first city in Vietnam ...

Ho Chi Minh City faces ten-fold rise in flood damage risk by 2050: study

Flooding risk in Ho Chi Minh City may grow ten times more intense by 2050 given the current prevalence of poorly regulated construction projects and economic activities, according to a new study by the international consulting firm McKinsey.The report also claims an escalation in consequences ...

Largest national data centre to take shape in 2021

Construction on the nation’s largest data center got underway at the Hi-Tech Park in Ho Chi Minh City on May 4, indicating the intentions of local firms to utilize cloud-based computing technology.This start of the site’s development marks the nation’s first data center to be ...

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