The Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung delivered his opening speech at the ASOCIO Summit. Photo by Tran Binh

Digital solutions to be implement to construct safer, smarter cities

The ASOCIO Smart City Summit 2018 – Hanoi was formally held yesterday in Hanoi by the Hanoi People’s Committee, the Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organization (ASOCIO), and the Vietnam Software and IT Services Association (VINASA) themed ‘Building a smarter and safer city via digital solutions’.

Tran Tieu Vy crowned Miss Vietnam 2018

Tran Tieu Vy crowned Miss Vietnam 2018

Tran Tieu Vy, 18, from central Quang Nam province has been named Miss Vietnam 2018 in the final night of the pageant in Ho Chi Minh City on September 16.
Ms. Nguyen Thi Thu Giang, General Secretary of VINASA, is introducing the list of 10 Prominent Companies with Technology Ability in Industry 4.0. Photo by Tran Binh

VN’s 10 leading IT companies in Industry 4.0 announced

The Vietnam Software and Information Technology Services Association (VINASA) yesterday held the announcement ceremony for the list ‘Vietnam’s 50+10 Leading IT Companies 2018’ in Hanoi.
Terra Cotta Studio in Quảng Nam Province won gold in sustainability. — VNS Photo Công Thành

Vietnamese designs win Asian architecture prize

Two designs by the HCM City–based company Tropical Space won awards at the Architects Regional Council Asia (Arcasia) Awards for Architecture 2018 in Tokyo last week.
“Day con trong hoang mang” (Teaching Children in Anxiety) by Le Nguyen Phuong is honoured in the education category. (Photo:

Best Vietnamese books of 2018 announced

Fourteen winners of the annual Good Books Awards were announced at a ceremony held by the Institute of Education (IRED), Phan Chau Trinh Fund and OpenEdu Initiative in Ho Chi Minh City on September 10.


Members of the executive committee of the Vietnam Cuisine Culture Association (Photo: VNA)

Vietnam Cuisine Culture Association debuts in HCM City

The Vietnam Cuisine Culture Association (VCCA) made its debut at a ceremony in Ho Chi Minh City on September 14, during which it announced its vision, strategy, and operational plan for the 2018-2020 period.
The textile industry is going to import material at the end of the year. Photo by Cao Thang

Trade deficit rate may increase in Vietnam

The Vietnam trade balance in the first eight months of 2018 showed a surplus of $2.8 billion. Yet, if counted only the export turnover in August, there is a trade deficit of nearly $100 million, which is a worrisome warning.