Science and technology

Science and technology policy and administration

Upgrade country’s statistics standards to make most of cooperation efforts, official says

Laos will have difficulties in the implementation of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) agenda as well as pushing the country to graduate from Least Developed Countries (LDC) by 2020 without accurate and timely statistics, a government official has stated.Addressing a statistics seminar in ...

Lao Statistics looks to attain international standards by 2020

The Lao Statistics Bureau (LSB) under the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) has informed that it has now successfully created a strategic development plan of sustainable national statistics for 2016-25 and its vision for 2030. This will be a further step to integrate with ...

Youth, tech and growth in focus at WEF meet on ASEAN

For the first time, Cambodia will host the World Economic Forum on ASEAN. The meeting, in its 26th year, will focus on how the region can harness the potential of a young demographic, as well as the transformative impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, to ...

Laos to receive ASEAN funding for intellectual property protections

Laos will benefit from the ASEAN Intellectual Property Rights fund, which is supported by the European Union, following a substantial increase in funding. The conference press to announce the funding yesterday was attended by Director General of the Department of Intellectual Property under the Lao ...

Vietnamese women shine in scientific research

Vietnamese women have proven they can contribute greatly to the advancement of science, a field where men still dominate. Nguyen Thi Lang, head of the biotechnology department of An Giang University, has been praised for her scientific research conducted in the last 25 years and achievements ...

Vietnam scraps huge nuclear power plant projects

Power-hungry Vietnam scrapped plans for two multi-billion dollar nuclear power plants on November 22, citing environmental and financial reasons after the cost of the projects skyrocketed. The two plants in central Ninh Thuan province would have had a combined capacity of 4,000 megawatts and were ...

Laos, Russia to partner in scientific studies

Laos and Russia have agreed to share their work with the aim of furthering academic cooperation in scientific research. An agreement on the partnership was reached on November 4 between the National Research Tomsk State University of the Russian Federation and Laos’ Ministry of Science and ...

26-yr-old scientist's 15 research articles sets record

Tran Quoc Quan, a scientist born in a poor district in Ha Tinh province, has had 15 ISI (information sciences institute) articles published, holding the record in Vietnam for the number of internationally published articles at his age.Starting his scientific research from the second year ...

Laos, Vietnam strengthen cooperation in social science

Four government agencies in Laos and Vietnam have agreed to share their work with the aim of bolstering social science research in their two countries. The four entities agreed to step up exchanges in the field at a ceremony attended by the Vietnamese Ambassador to Laos, ...

Technology firms stop selling software as losses mount up

Technology firms, which have incurred loss of revenue because of copyright infringement, have decided to rent, rather than sell, software to businesses at low fees. In mid-September,  about 15 technology firms, including well-known names such as Microsoft, ODS, Vonline, Nhan Hoa, BKNS, ESC, Hostvn, and Mat ...

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