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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 ...

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 ...

Why is climate-conscious Vietnam choosing coal over nuclear?

Vietnam’s decision to abandon its nascent nuclear power programme and turn back to cheaper, dirtier, coal says much about where the nation thought it was headed – and about where it has ended up. The move last month was a blow for the climate conscious ...

Vietnam withdrawal clouds future of Japan's nuclear exports

Japanese manufacturers of nuclear power plants likely will be forced to re-evaluate their export strategies as Vietnam scraps plans to build its first reactors and delays overshadow a project in Turkey. Hanoi’s decision was a major blow to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, which had been expected to ...

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 ...

How has outdated Chinese technology entered Vietnam?

Vietnamese businesses are continuing to import outdated Chinese technology despite repeated warnings by scientists that the country could become a ‘technology landfill’. The latest report of the Ministry of Science & Technology shows that technologies used in most industries in Vietnam are outdated, causing serious pollution ...

Domestic technologies not attractive to Vietnamese businesses

The State budget every year funnels big money into national scientific research projects, but discoveries by scientists seem to have little significance in the eyes of businesses. Nguyen Huy Van, Deputy general director of Traphaco, a pharmacy firm, commented: “Scientists only show their initial ideas.” In other ...

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