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Vietnam to become technology power with open platforms

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The Vietnam Open Summit reflects Vietnam’s commitment, strategy and action plan on developing and mastering digital technology based on open standards.

In order to accelerate the national digital transformation program, the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) organized the Vietnam Open Summit several days ago.

Vietnam to become technology power with open platforms

Vietnam ranks the 20th in open source application

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 Manh Hung noted that IT and digital technology are penetrating every corner of social life. Digital technology needs to be as cheap as oxygen, and the key to this is open technology. It is not only open source, but also open architecture, open standards, and open culture.

The belief in digital technology will determine the success of digital transformation. Countries can only have this belief when using open technology. This is the way for countries to master the technologies they use.

A lot of countries have stated they will only buy open technologies, especially technologies used to build national infrastructure platforms.

Vietnam is also following this trend. During the Covid-19 period, the apps such as Bluezone and CoMeet have been open source or have been developed on open source.

MIC has also launched the national open data portal at data.gov.vn. There have been over 10,000 data sets registered. Vietnam’s 5G network will also use the open standard Open RAN.

According to Hung, open technology will liberate the creativity of every individual.

With its digital strategy, Vietnam will become a technology country by inheriting the achievements from others and will also make contributions to the development of mankind.

Vietnam has chosen to develop open technology, open source software and open data for individuals and businesses to join the creation of new values.

Hung called on agencies, businesses and training establishments to work together to build policies and strategies, and develop open platforms and communities.

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Nearly 3 million organizations and businesses from 70 countries have joined the open source community. GitHub and 35 out of 50 top companies in the world sent their teams to participate in the open source projects in the forum.

Vietnam ranks third in Southeast Asia and is among the top 20 in the world in open source application, after Singapore (17) and Malaysia (18).

Vietnam ranks third in Southeast Asia and is among the top 20 in the world in open source application, after Singapore (17) and Malaysia (18).

Vietnam began approaching the open technology trend early in the 2000s, but it is still behind some countries, which is attributed to the closed culture, the localization of data and lack of interest from large corporations.

Nguyen Trong Duong, deputy director of the Authority for IT Application under MIC, said that developing open source projects is a technology trend around the globe. Vietnam should aim to be listed in the top 10 in the rankings on the growth of open source software.

Talking about the development orientation for the time to come, Duong said Vietnam should develop open technology with focus on three pillars – developing Make in Vietnam open ecosystem, promoting open culture, and developing an open community.

“In addition to promoting education, training, research and community development, we also need to develop an open technology ecosystem, accelerate the implementation of policies, and prioritize use of digital products that use open standards,” Duong said.

In the field of training and research, there should be large projects and topics on open source software. The assessment of the quality of research works will be made based on the contributions of the works to the international community.

Regarding the development of open technology ecosystem, technology firms, especially large ones, need to prioritize the allocation of R&D (research and development) budgets for open source projects. 

Trong Dat

Source: https://vietnamnet.vn/en/feature/vietnam-to-become-technology-power-with-open-platforms-690234.html

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Da Nang monkeys flood city in search of food

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Hundreds of monkeys from the Son Tra Peninsula in Danang City have recently flocked into the city to seek food.

A monkey climbs on the car on a street in Danang.

The monkeys used to gather at Linh Ung Pagoda to beg for food from visitors in Son Tra Peninsula. But now they have flocked to the city streets. The monkeys have got used to humans and many of them casually rummage through the bags of visitors to find food. When no-one is around they go to rubbish sites.

Some of the monkeys have been killed and injured in traffic accidents when running across the streets.

The monkeys are no afraid of tourists.

A photographer in the area, Nguyen Van Tuan, said children and women might be in danger if they were surrounded by the monkeys. However, several visitors have been entertained by the animals and teased the monkeys.

“They have used food to encourage the monkeys to get closer to them but then would take the food away,” Tuan said. “This has angered the monkeys and they have attacked visitors.”


Son Tra Peninsula and Danang Beaches Management Board has put up warning signs asking visitors to not feed wild animals at several locations. Dtinews/Tienphong

Source: https://vietnamnet.vn/en/sci-tech-environment/da-nang-monkeys-flood-city-in-search-of-food-694247.html

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HCM City needs VND29 trillion for solid waste treatment

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HCMC will need nearly VND29 trillion in the next five years to implement a solid waste treatment scheme, which is aimed at enhancing the management, classification, collection, and recycling of solid waste in the city.

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Waste collection vehicles are seen on a street in HCMC. The city will need nearly VND29 trillion in the next five years to implement a solid waste treatment scheme – Photo: TNO

The city’s Department of Natural Resources and Environment has just sent to the municipal government a scheme to treat solid waste by 2025 with a vision toward 2050. The scheme will be sent to the Ministry of Construction for appraisal and then to the Prime Minister for approval after it receives a green light from the city government.

The scheme will be financed by the city’s budget, official development assistance loans, and other private sources. Of the total funding, approximately VND14.5 trillion will be used for technology transfer activities to treat solid waste, VND5 trillion for building a waste treatment plant, VND3 trillion for developing waste transfer stations, VND1.2 trillion for setting up waste collection points along roads and VND500 billion for arranging waste collector teams.

According to goals set by the HCMC Department of Natural Resources and Environment, all industrial and medical waste shall be collected and treated by 2025; 90% of construction waste will be treated, with 60% recycled. By 2023, 60% of households in the city are expected to sort waste at source and the figure could jump up yearly.

Around 9,300 tons of household waste are daily discharged in the city. In February this year, the municipal government passed an adjusted plan to classify waste at source into two groups: recyclable and the rest, instead of the previous three groups: organic, inorganic, recyclable. The change was made to be in line with the waste-to-energy technology currently adopted by the city and to reduce landfill waste.  SGT

Source: https://vietnamnet.vn/en/sci-tech-environment/hcm-city-needs-vnd29-trillion-for-solid-waste-treatment-693480.html

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Vietnam ready to commercialize 5G by 2021

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Commercializing 5G by 2021 is a target for Vietnam to implement the national digital transformation.

Vietnam will universalize 5G through producing 5G devices with quality and reasonable prices in 2021 as developing 5G network is one of the key directions on improving the capacity of digital infrastructure for national digital transformation, according to Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung.

The use of 5G handsets produced by Vietnam is a measure to help enhance network security and safety. To implement this, one of the solutions is to research and master the design and manufacture of 5G network equipment and chips.

Viettel Group’s Viettel High Tech Industries Corporation and Vingroup’s VinSmart Research and Manufacture JSC in October signed a cooperation agreement on the development of a 5G gNodeB base station system.

Earlier, the first device incorporating 5G technology produced by Vietnam was successfully tested. According to the Center for Telecommunications Quality and Measurement under the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC), Vsmart Aris 5G had been tested many times and gave positive results.

Vietnam ready to commercialize 5G by 2021
5G speed on Vsmart smartphones using Sub6 band is nearly 8 times higher than 4G.

Through many technical tests, 5G speed on Vsmart smartphones using Sub6 band is nearly 8 times higher than 4G and promises to continue to increase when VinSmart applies mmWave band in the coming time.

The successful development of the Vsmart Aris 5G smartphone shows that Vietnam is ready to master advanced technologies. This is the basis for asserting that the country can completely accelerate in the Industrial Revolution 4.0.

Besides, the MIC has recently allowed two mobile operators, Viettel and MobiFone, to test and commercialize 5G in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City as it is a good foundation to bring Vietnam into the group of the leading countries in the world in deploying 5G.

Unlike the previous test which was heavily technical, the target audience of this test was mobile subscribers. This is an important test to help local operators evaluate the technology and the market before officially implementing commercialization of 5G in Vietnam.

These are all concrete steps that show Vietnam’s approach to 5G development towards mass commercialization by 2021.

Mr. Mani Manimohan, head of Digital Infrastructure Policy and Regulations at GSMA, predicted that over the next 5 years, more than 1 billion people worldwide will use mobile data which average consumption per month is 4-5 times more than previously. Because 5G is an effective technology to meet that need.

In addition to users, industries are also in need of 5G applications. This will be the key to the computing power and automation of factories. In addition, Mr. Manihohan from GSMA said that governments should see the mobile ecosystem with a scale of more than US$1 trillion as a driving force for development.

Meanwhile, Mr. Denis Brunetti, president of Ericsson Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos, said that 5G will change all industries. Manufacturing, agriculture, and healthcare industries will change drastically thanks to the presence of robots and 5G information transmission systems. He believes that Vietnam possesses the essentials to develop science and information technology and expects Vietnam will become a developed economy by 2045.  Hanoitimes 

Nhat Minh – Ha Thanh

Source: https://vietnamnet.vn/en/sci-tech-environment/vietnam-ready-to-commercialize-5g-by-2021-693503.html

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