Science and technology

Tech companies put Vietnam on global map

Vietnam has been witnessing robust digital transformation in areas where local tech companies like Viettel, FPT, and the Be Group, to name just a few, have secured a strong foothold in the domestic market. The National Forum on Developing Vietnam’s Technology Companies was held in Hanoi last ...

VNA

The guardians of Siamese rosewood

“We bury a GPS tracker in the wood. We call them rabbits,” says Cheewapap Cheewatham, director of Thailand’s Forest Protection and Fire Control Bureau, part of the forestry department. He tells China Dialogue that they used to just impound as evidence cut rosewood they found ...

Ryn Jirenuwat, Tyler Roney

Drones aid Thailand’s reforestation

Across the world, communities are fighting to restore tree cover. Biodiversity loss and efforts to mitigate climate change are driving forces for this renewed interest in forests. However, the high costs in developing economies and poor political resolve in wealthy nations continue to hinder reforestation ...

Alita Sharon

Vietnam can’t keep up with its own meteoric digital transformation

Vietnam just marked the 23rd year since the country officially became part of the global internet network, with an ‘Internet Day 2020’ on December 16 that explored the country’s digital journey from post-war backwater enclave to one of the fastest-growing digital economies in Southeast Asia (SEA). The ...

Joe Devanesan

Vietnam fostering a cybersecurity ecosystem

Presently, Vietnam has mastered about 90% of the ecosystem of cybersecurity products serving Party and State agencies. It is also likely to be one among few countries that will master 100% of the ecosystem, the Minister of Information and Communications, Nguyen Manh Hung, has said. Speaking ...

Samaya Dharmaraj

Vietnam to become a technology powerhouse with open platforms

To accelerate the country’s national digital transformation programme, the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) organised the Vietnam Open Summit, last week. The summit gathered 200 participants, including senior officials of ministries and agencies, as well as IT experts from large high-tech corporations. MIC Minister Nguyen ...

Samaya Dharmaraj

Thailand Brings NASA Air Quality Data Down to Earth

For decades, NASA has used the vantage point of space, combined with airborne and ground-based field campaigns, to decipher the impact of air pollution and help other agencies protect people when unhealthy air threatens the places they live, work, and play. Now, government agencies in Thailand are harnessing the power ...

Molly Porter

Facebook’s experimental hate-speech policy seems to be working

Wearing a plastic face shield and his orange monastic robes, Ashin Wirathu walked into a Yangon police station on November 2 after more than a year on the run. Until he went into hiding in June of last year, Wirathu, a nationalist preacher with links ...

PETER GUEST

Five-day ICT course for Thai youth rolled out

A multinational technology company recently held its annual “Seeds for the Future 2020” event in Bangkok to offer talented and motivated university students the opportunity to enhance their digital skills through a hands-on training program with leading ICT experts. A group of 15 students from Chulalongkorn ...

Alita Sharon

Development project of Mekong Delta interdisciplinary database system approved

Its goal aims to establish and operate interdisciplinary database system for the Mekong Delta on the basis of implementing integrated solutions, connectivity, sharing, linking databases between ministries, central agencies, localities, the Mekong River Commission of Vietnam (MRC), International Mekong River Commission and related agencies and ...

An Ha- Translated by Huyen Huong

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