The Ministry of Science and Technology launched the Trans-Eurasia Information Network (TEIN 3) in Hanoi on March 20.

The launching of TEIN 3 was approved by leaders of Asian and European countries at the 7th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM 7) in Beijing in October 2008.

TEIN 3 is the latest version of the Trans-Eurasia Information Network (TEIN) – the first large-scale research and training network in the Asia-Pacific Region, which links regional researchers with colleagues in Europe.

TEIN 3 will receive 18 million EUR from European and Asia partner countries.

Early this year, TEIN 3 began operating in Vietnam at a speed of 155 Mbps, following the success of the TEIN 2 network linking China, Indonesia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Australia.

The new network enables more countries to connect and operates at higher speed, creating conditions for rapid cooperation.

Dr. Ta Ba Hung, Director of the National Centre for Scientific and Technological Information said TEIN 3 will raise the effectiveness of Vietnamese cooperation with colleagues from all over the world.

It will not only benefit researchers and scientists, but directly improve the quality of life in the country, Hung said./.