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Vietnam to narrow digital gap with internet connection

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:08 am

Information Technology and Communication (ICT) plays an important role in poverty reduction around the world and particularly in Vietnam. Therefore, it is necessary to universalize informational technology and application in the educational system.

Students from minority schools in the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau, are able to access the internet free of charge. (Photo:SGGP)

The issue relating to the universalization ICT in education, attracted many concerned people at the Vietnam National Conference Technology and Communication 2010. It is difficult to get ICT development in Vietnam, if the country fails to universalize ICT in education and develop ICT human resources.

Digital gap reduction

ICT will help the poor farmers and in particular to reduce the ‘digital gap’. It will also create opportunities to share knowledge and information, on agriculture, forestry, fishery, cultivation and animal husbandry. It will also assist with agricultural development issues such as education, training, services and e-commerce.

Over the past ten years, Vietnam Post and Telecommunications (VNPT) implemented a project of internet connection in all schools. However, the project was cancelled due to increasing costs.

In September 2008, the Military Telecom Group, Viettel announced that it would provide free internet connections to all schools and educational offices across the country. Until December 2010, Viettel completed its target to fully provide free internet connections to schools and educational offices.  The program provides more than 25 million teachers and student’s access to internet for teaching, studies and research work.

Viettel also signed an agreement with the Ministry of Education and Training, to invest in the equipment, manuals and other related documents to help train teachers in the use of the internet. Last year, schools in Dien Bien, Lai Chau, and Central Highlands region were able to connect to the internet using this program.

Dr. Quach Tuan Ngoc, Head of the Information Technology Department from the Ministry of Education and Training, said the program help schools connect to the wider world’s communities. The internet will help reduce the technologically ‘backward gap’ that can exist among some regions in the country.

Creating electronic educational programs

According to Information Technology experts, it is difficult to develop IT human resource if schools are not able to access the internet. If teachers cannot access the internet, they will not be able to teach effectively and students will not be able to research and study.

The internet connection plays an important role in developing modern education, say experts, and the use of the internet at schools will help the IT sector train more high-quality individuals.
The educational sector needs support from the IT companies and state government, said an expert.

Colonel Nguyen Manh Hung, Deputy General Director of Viettel, said Viettel would maintain and provide free internet to all schools.

Dr. Ngoc claimed that Vietnam would now be one of the few countries in the world that provides free internet access, to all its schools.

According to the 2010 report, from the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO), Vietnam was ranked with Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand in the use of informational technology (IT) in the educational field.

Source: SGGP

Banks facilitate connection for move of securities accounts

In Uncategorized on September 18, 2008 at 6:05 pm

To facilitate connection for the move of investors’ accounts from securities firms to banks under the Finance Ministry’s decision, many banks have offered solution packages to securities companies.

The Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) have launched BIDV@Securities solution that enables it to connect to 10 securities companies, namely Bao Viet, Artex, Gia Phat, Euro Capital, Thien Viet, BSC, Ban Viet, Dai Viet, Cho Lon and Dong A.

Meanwhile, MobiVi Securities solution deployed by VPBS and VP Bank allows one securities company to connect to investors’ accounts at different banks of the same system.

The connection solutions aim to speed up the shift of securities accounts to banks before the deadline of Oct. 1.

So far, only 20 out of 80 securities companies have shifted investors’ accounts to banks for management, according to initial statistics.

The slowness is attributed to the incompatibility between the systems of banks and securities companies. Another reason is the lack of specific regulations defining related parties’ responsibilities to investors in case of incidents.

Some experts say securities companies delay the move since they do not want to lose a huge profit earned from investors’ accounts.

At a seminar held in late August in Hanoi, representatives from the Hanoi Stock Trading Centre and the State Securities Commission said that moving investors’ accounts to banks for better management is necessary for the protection of investors’ interests and urged the enforcement of the regulation.

Securities companies which succeeded in connecting to banks said thanks to advanced technology solutions, connection failures rarely happened and if happening, they were solved quickly.

Connection to banks has opened up new investment opportunities and increased the competitive edge of securities companies, they said.-

Hue eyes air connection with to Japan

In Uncategorized on August 20, 2008 at 2:59 pm

Thua Thien-Hue (VNA) – The authorities of central Thua Thien-Hue province and Japan’s Shizuoka city have met in Hue city to discuss a plan to open flights connecting the two cities.

They hope to conduct the first flight from Hue city’s Phu Bai International Airport to Shizuoka city on the occasion of the inauguration of Shizuoka’s Fujisan ( Fuji Mountain ) International Airport in early March 2009.

Regular flights connecting two cities are expected to attract more Japanese tourists to Hue city and vice versa, as well as facilitate the travel of overseas Vietnamese students and the two countries’ businessmen.

The cooperation in opening the new air route is part of the two cities’ cooperation programme signed in April 2005, which has been also extended to various fields, particularly urban and environmental management, and cultural exchange.-