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 ...

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 ...

Trend of disruptive technologies to affect daily lives increasingly

Business needs to adapt to confront and catch up to the coming disruptive technologies and innovation, which will have a drastic effect on people’s daily lives, a seminar heard on November 16. Bala Chakravarthy, professor of strategy leadership and execution at IMD Southeast Asia, said ...

Germany to help VN deal with wastewater

The Germany-Việt Nam Water Forum held on November 9 in HCM City discussed ways the two countries could cooperate in water, wastewater and urban resilience projects. “For economic, social and ecological reasons, it is imperative that we enhance resource efficiency. Interlinked and intelligent infrastructure for water supply ...

Japan's Abe to meet Trump next week: official

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is to meet US president-elect Donald Trump next week in New York, officials said November 10, after phone talks between the two following the billionaire’s shock election win. Abe and Trump spoke for about 20 minutes and tentatively set a ...

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 ...

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 ...

PM urges more efforts in research work

The Ministry of Science and Technology has to work harder in developing the sector so that its achievements serve those of other sectors, contributing to socio-economic development in the country. Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith relayed the message on October 12 in his address to scientists, officials and ...

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