Narrowing digital divide: a focus of Vietnam Business

Narrowing digital divide: a focus of Vietnam

The Ministry of Industry and Trade plans to enhance the application of e-commerce with the aim of narrowing the digital divide, an official said at the Vietnam Online Business Forum 2019 held in Hanoi on March 26.
Efforts to preserve bronze casting village Videos

Efforts to preserve bronze casting village

Having gone through ups and downs along the 1000-year-history, Dai Bai bronze casting village, Bac Ninh province now has made quite a name. The craft has brought a stable income for locals.
GS1 numbering promoted to ensure food safety, traceability Sci-Tech

GS1 numbering promoted to ensure food safety, traceability

The application of Global Standard One (GS1) number and bar coding is significant to getting to grips with food traceability and safety, said Nguyen Hoang Linh, Deputy Head of the Directorate for Standards, Metrology and Quality under the Ministry of Science and Technology.
10 billion USD e-commerce targeted by 2020 Business

10 billion USD e-commerce targeted by 2020

The e-commerce market is expected to surge in the next five years, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, which has set an online sales target of 10 bln USD or 5 pct of total retail sales.
Mobile providers to test changing carriers Business

Mobile providers to test changing carriers

Three major mobile service providers will run technical tests in December, six months later than planned, for operating switching networks without consumers needing to change phone numbers.
Society

Pay TV needs stronger channels in Vietnam

In the 10 years since its inception in Vietnam, the pay TV industry has enjoyed spectacular growth, driven largely by the country's impressive economic expansion. The Ministry of Information and Communications estimates that out of the 22 million TV subscribers at the end of 2012, about million subscribed to pay TV.
Business

Vietnam, China protect consumer rights

Officials from Vietnam’s Lao Cai province and Honghe prefecture of China’s Yunnan province on August 30 met at a seminar to discuss the protection of the rights of consumers.
Politics

Mining, civil service, consumer laws issued

Three new laws were made public on Dec. 14, including the Law on Consumer Rights Protection, the amended Law on Minerals, and the Law on Public Officials and Civil Servants which were passed by the National Assembly during its 8th session.