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First solar energy network kicks off

In Uncategorized on November 20, 2010 at 4:13 pm

Qatar Airways flight touches down in Hanoi, network expands

In Uncategorized on November 2, 2010 at 1:41 am

Qatar Airways expanding Vietnam network with 7 more flights

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2010 at 2:40 pm

Qatar Airways is expanding its operations in Vietnam, a fast-growing market in Asia, where the Middle East airline has already been flying from Doha to Ho Chi Minh City.


The flag carrier of Qatar announced Oct. 4 that from November 1 this year, Hanoi would become its second network point in the country, with four weekly flights to Doha operating via Bangkok.

This file photo shows Qatar Airways personnel at the Qatar Airways pavilion in an international travel expo in Ho Chi Minh City in September 2008 (Photo: Tuong Thuy)

Qatar Airways said it would launch a third daily flight to the Thai capital November 1. The additional Bangkok service will continue to Vietnam with four of the flights heading onwards to the Vietnamese capital and three onto Ho Chi Minh City, making the HCMC route a daily service.


The new daily service means four direct flights and three via Bangkok.


Meanwhile, the flights to Hanoi will be on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.


“Our third daily flight to Bangkok will create further connectivity across our network into Thailand and also allows us to improve our services to Vietnam where we already fly to Ho Chi Minh City and look forward to adding Hanoi to our schedules,” Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said in the announcement.


Beginning October 12, Qatar Airways operates six flights a week to Thailand’s Phuket via Kuala Lumpur.


Akbar Al Baker added in the statement, “With Phuket and Hanoi coming online around the same time, Qatar Airways will soon operate to two destinations each in Vietnam and Thailand and we are thrilled to be able to offer the traveling public these exciting destinations and, with it, offer more choice.”


The travel market in Asia is experiencing significant growth, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).


Remarking the growth, Baker said, “IATA statistics have passenger demand in the Asia Pacific region up over 10 per cent on the previous year. The timing of Qatar Airways’ expansion drive in Asia couldn’t be better to take advantage of this increase in traffic.”


Both Emirates and Etihad Airways, two other major Middle East airlines, are not serving Vietnam.


In March 2007, Qatar Airways launched its Doha – Ho Chi Minh City route with four non-stop direct flights.

Source: SGGP

IELTS network extended in Vietnam

In Politics-Society on March 23, 2010 at 4:17 pm




IELTS network extended in Vietnam


QĐND – Tuesday, March 23, 2010, 20:55 (GMT+7)

Hanoi University and the Australia’s IDP Education signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to grant the IELTS certification to the University on March 20.


The extension of this certifiaction, coded as VN104, will create favourable conditions for students to take the test. In addition, IDP has empowered the Hanoi University to organise IELTS training courses at the Australian Centre for Education and Training.


Source: Thanh Nien


Translated by Hoang Anh


Source: QDND

Social network or waste of time: Jury still out on Facebook

In Vietnam Lifestyle on September 18, 2009 at 4:15 pm

After the closure of Yahoo! 360 on September 19, the Vietnamese blogger community was in a rush to find a new home and scoured sites like Yahoo!Plus, Multiply, Facebook, ZingMe, Info, Blogger, and others.








Facebook lures users with its plethora of games like Farm Ville, Farm Land and Bard Buddy,and funny quizzes.

They zeroed in on Facebook, which has now become one of the most popular blogging sites, attracting millions of users.


“I have used Facebook for more than two months. I am surprised to see many friends from primary school to university on it,” a user said.


Facebook is a social utility that helps people communicate more efficiently with their friends, family and coworkers.


By searching email IDs, users can locate old friends and colleagues and easily make friends with many others.


In addition, it also lures users with its plethora of games like Farm Ville, Farm Land, and Barn Buddy and funny quizzes.


People have begun to spend a lot of time sitting in front of their computers, absorbed in tests to find out their aptitudes or taking care of their virtual farms and gardens, fertilizing, watering, preventing crops from being stolen, and harvesting.


The founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, announced September 16 that the website has more than 350 million active users worldwide.

More than 6 billion minutes are reportedly spent on Facebook each day and over 40 million statuses updated. A user spends 5 hours, 12 minutes on average daily.Around 70 percent of users are outside the US.

Facebook is also listed in the Top 20 Time Wasting Sites.


 


Source: SGGP

HCM City tests new WiMAX high-speed internet network

In Uncategorized on December 1, 2008 at 1:21 pm

HCM CITY — Motorola has deployed a WiMAX trial network for the Viet Nam Datacommunications Company (VDC), the largest internet service provider (ISP) in Viet Nam.


WiMAX allows more people faster access to internet connections and other advanced telecom services.


The network allows VDC, a member company of the Viet Nam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT), to test next-generation, wireless broadband services in Ha Noi and HCM City.


The launch of the WiMAX service followed the signing of an agreement between Motorola and the VDC to do a technical and commercial WiMAX trial last year.


Under the agreement, Motorola will install WiMAX Diversity Access Points and more than 100 customer premises equipment (CPE).


Ray Owen, general director of Motorola Viet Nam, said the WiMAX trial strengthened the relationship with the VDC and offered more broadband choices to subscribers.


Motorola WiMAX 802.16e technology enables the VDC to reach a wider subscriber base and to meet the growing demand for IP services, such as VoIP.


Motorola, which last year earned US$36.6 billion, has 24 contracts for commercial WiMAX networks in 19 countries. —

GTEK tapes Motorola for network

In Uncategorized on November 17, 2008 at 12:35 pm

Hanoi (VNA) – GTEK, a Ho Chi Minh City based telecommunications company, said it had selected Motorola to supply wireless local area network (LAN) infrastructure for a number of projects it had won in Hanoi and HCM City .

Two GTEK projects include the first 5-star hotels carrying the Movenpick brand in Vietnam – the Movenpick Hotel Sai Gon and Movenpick Hotel Hanoi.

GTEK said it would be providing high-speed internet access for hotel guests, as well as for internal hotel operations using Motorola’s EWLAN solutions.

GTEK is fast emerging as an important telecommunications company, focusing on the ICT industry and especially high-speed internet services in Vietnam .

“In partnership with Motorola, we are well-equipped to meet the significant growth in demand for enterprise class wireless internet access in Vietnam ,” said Andrew Lam, CEO of GTEK.

“We are seeing a clear trend in Vietnam where companies are planning to deploy Wi-Fi networks as a core component of their IT infrastructure,” said John Cunningham, director of Enterprise Wireless and Radio Frequency Identification and Enterprise Mobility Business at Motorola Asia Pacific.-

Southeast Asia needs integrated road network

In Uncategorized on November 13, 2008 at 11:48 am

Southeast Asia needs integrated road network







Since Viet Nam opened its economy to the outside world, business and trade have been promoted. Viet Nam News reporter Van Nga talked to Mark Van Den Assem, Country General Manager of TNT, the Netherlands-based company providing mail and express delivery services, about domestic supply chain solutions and the development of transportation in Viet Nam.


The whole world is experiencing an economic slowdown, and it will affect import and export activities in Viet Nam, so how has Viet Nam become an important market for TNT?


Viet Nam has been the most dynamic economy in Southeast Asia over the past 10 years and is currently the second fastest growing economy in Asia after China. With domestic reforms, Viet Nam’s membership in the WTO has provided new opportunities for local enterprises and increased foreign investment.


With these developments, we see Viet Nam having a bright future and an increasingly powerful economic role in the region. WTO membership should benefit Viet Nam’s economy by increasing its access to foreign markets and strengthening the country’s corporate governance and ability to defend its interests in trade disputes.


Together with its rapidly growing economic base and position in the heart of Southeast Asia, Viet Nam is well positioned to take advantage of emerging new global trade flows. The EU does certainly maintain its rank as the second largest trading partner, following China closely with a trade volume totalling US$14.23 billion. The EU is Viet Nam’s second largest export destination, absorbing 19.32 per cent of Vietnamese exports.


While Viet Nam maintains a high trade deficit with China (about $9.15 billion), the relationship with the EU remains favourable, with Viet Nam earning a surplus of around $5.66 billion. In addition, the EU is the second largest investor in terms of capital (nearly $5 billion) after Japan.


With pledged foreign direct investment of $21.3 billion in 2007 and a record $31.6 billion for the first half of 2008, the trade deficit for the first half of 2008 was measured at $14.8 billion, compared with the $14.1 billion of 2007.


By looking at these figures, we can see that the economy of Viet Nam was booming in 2007. It is expected to continue to grow.


According to statistics, transportation by road in the US and EU is nearly 80 per cent, while in Viet Nam only around 22 per cent of goods are transported by road, why is there such a big difference?


Countries in Europe and the US have long established their road networks to facilitate transportation. It is very easy to transport goods from one country to another in Europe because of its advanced road infrastructure and convenient customs clearance. However, Viet Nam and other countries in Asia are rapidly growing markets which raise the demand for homogenous and well-connected road transportation networks in the region.


Recognising the potential of an integrated road network, TNT, in 2005, pioneered its Asia Road Network that spans 5,000 kilometres and connects 125 cities in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and China through the north-eastern border of Viet Nam.


In your mind, what advantages does Viet Nam have in potential growth? Do you see any disadvantages?


TNT’s Asia Road Network is the first to be introduced in Asia. It represents our strong belief that road service in Viet Nam and Southeast Asian countries will continue to grow in coming years. This offers a huge opportunity for TNT to continue to develop and grow the Asia Road Network as well as the domestic network in Viet Nam.


More significantly, the strong demand for TNT’s road services will enhance its flexibility and ensure that TNT continue to offer customers fully customised solutions that meet their unique needs.


From air, sea or road transport, which option is best for customers?


Road, sea or air services all have their own advantages. With TNT’s integrated air and road networks, the express integrator is well-positioned to design solutions that ensure maximum cost and business efficiency for customers.


For example, road service is especially useful for high-value goods from industries such as the healthcare, high-tech and automotive. Supply chain management is more than moving goods from one point to another.


TNT’s comprehensive supply chain solutions will assist customers in improving their businesses by offering smarter transport solutions that are safe and reliable. The unique combination of road and air is especially attractive in current times as it delivers greater cost efficiency for customers.


There is an increasing demand from customers in the region for efficient and reliable transportation of goods in Viet Nam. The TNT road service is two to three times faster than sea freight and offers customers significant savings of up to 30 per cent compared to air freight.


What has TNT done to maintain its competitive advantages, especially now that the economy is facing difficulty?


With the current global climate, intercontinental volume flows may slow down but lower fuel prices in the past month will keep costs down for customers. Efficient supply chain management solutions are especially key in today’s global climate and integrated air and road solutions will deliver greater choice, value and cost efficiency for customers’ unique needs.


The overall outlook is still positive for the industry and TNT Viet Nam is confident of riding out this difficult time.


TNT will focus on building its network in Southeast Asia before strengthening its intercontinental connectivity via its integrated air and road networks. It will maintain its focus on strategic trade lanes (Europe-Southeast Asia-China) and key verticals (high-tech, healthcare and equipment and machinery) and stay on course in its strategy to build a leading position in the region with a 100 million-euro investment in Southeast Asia in the next five years.


Established in 1946, TNT has become one of the leading logistics companies worldwide with a long history of delivering expertise. Can you introduce your operations in Viet Nam?


TNT offers efficient network infrastructures in Europe and Asia and is expanding operations worldwide to maximise its network performance.


Worldwide, TNT moves an average of 4.4 million pieces of freight, parcels and documents a week to more than 200 countries and employs more than 161,500 people.


As a joint venture established in 1997, TNT-Vietrans Express Company Ltd has been growing steadily and now operating in 23 cities and provinces throughout Viet Nam.


With almost 500 employees, TNT Viet Nam operates seven depots and 16 offices which provide world-class 24/7 customer service. —

VNPost gives Prudential network huge boost

In Uncategorized on July 4, 2008 at 4:58 pm

Vietnam Post (VNPost) signed a contract with Prudential Vietnam Assurance (PVN) on July 3 that will enable the insurance company to use more than 3,000 post offices nationwide.

VNPost is a part of Vietnam Post and Telecommunications Group (VNPT). While the initial focus of the cooperation is on collecting premiums, the contract also deals with a range of customer services for insurers, including claims being paid at post offices.

PVN and VNPT will also cooperate in cross-distribution of products. In the first quarter of this year, VNPT launched a successful pilot post-service package for Prudential Vietnam customers.

From July 4, insurance premiums can be paid at post offices in Hanoi, Ha Tay, Ho Chi Minh City and Binh Duong – and then in other Vietnamese cities. PVN’s chief executive officer, Binayak Dutta, said there were also plans to co-operate in customer information updates product crossdistribution.

The cooperative move has already proved a success in the West.-