Will hydro-power plants cause more floods in Vietnam?icon

Will hydro-power plants cause more floods in Vietnam?

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If there were no hydroelectric dams, floods would still occur, even at a higher level. In many cases, without hydropower reservoirs, floods would be more serious.
Former US secretaries of Defense and State departments share their memories about Vietnam

Former US secretaries of Defense and State departments share their memories about Vietnam

FEATUREicon19/10/2020
Forty-five years after the war and 25 years after the normalization of Vietnam-US relations, two former US senators, Chuck Hagel (former US Secretary of Defense) and John Kerry (former US Secretary of State) have shared their memories about Vietnam.
Vietnam inspires the world in climate change response

Vietnam inspires the world in climate change response

FEATUREicon19/10/2020
After five years of efforts to carry out the international commitment on climate change and reduction of greenhouse gas emission, 
Investors lose billions of VND as land prices keep rising

Investors lose billions of VND as land prices keep rising

FEATUREicon17/10/2020
A lot of real estate traders have missed opportunities to make huge profits because they decided to postpone purchasing plans, hoping that prices would decrease further.
Post-equitization period: high hopes put on strategic investors

Post-equitization period: high hopes put on strategic investors

FEATUREicon17/10/2020
The equitization of state-owned enterprises must place more importance on the management experience of strategic investors.
25-year-old expert in information security honored by European institution

25-year-old expert in information security honored by European institution

FEATUREicon16/10/2020
Pham Thai Son at the age of 25 is leading an important division at the Authority of Information Security under the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC). 
The Vietnamese brain will decide

The Vietnamese brain will decide

FEATUREicon16/10/2020
'Vietnamese have nothing but brains to develop the country in the future.' 
Digital transformation: no time for hesitation

Digital transformation: no time for hesitation

FEATUREicon15/10/2020
The governments that quickly move forward will be ahead of those that hesitate and proceed slowly in applying digital technologies.
Will the State buy back four BOT toll stations?

Will the State buy back four BOT toll stations?

FEATUREicon14/10/2020
A government report shows that problems still exist at four BOT (build, operate, transfer) toll stations. Because of their special properties, it has been difficult to maintain their operations.
“Locking power in the cage of mechanisms” and 13th National Party Congress personnel work

“Locking power in the cage of mechanisms” and 13th National Party Congress personnel work

FEATUREicon13/10/2020
'Locking power in the cage of mechanisms' is an issue that has been repeated in many speeches by Party Secretary General and President Nguyen Phu Trong.
Long Thanh Airport project awaits disbursement of funds

Long Thanh Airport project awaits disbursement of funds

FEATUREicon13/10/2020
The government’s report to the National Assembly on the implementation of the Long Thanh International Airport project on October 9 shows that little has been done over the last five years.
Aspiration 2045

Aspiration 2045

FEATUREicon12/10/2020
For many years, the Vietnamese Government has always focused on setting the goal of annual GDP growth because high growth can help the country narrow the development gap with neighboring countries and the rest of the world.
Solar power: projects line up, policy under consideration

Solar power: projects line up, policy under consideration

FEATUREicon12/10/2020
Tens of solar power projects are awaiting to be added to the list of power generation projects to be developed. Meanwhile, ministries are still discussing the new pricing mechanism after the preferential FIT expires.
SOE equitization: state takes loss, and investors lose money

SOE equitization: state takes loss, and investors lose money

FEATUREicon12/10/2020
Many state-owned enterprises (SOEs) have been equitized but have not seen considerable changes as the state's ownership ratio remains high. Many of them are still taking losses and struggling to survive.
Vietnam’s 2G decision paved way for digital growth

Vietnam’s 2G decision paved way for digital growth

FEATUREicon12/10/2020
In 1993, despite many dificulties, Vietnam decided to choose GSM (The Global System for Mobile Communication) technology for a mobile network. It was one of a few countries pioneering 2G.
Special moment for Vietnam: time to rise as opportunities open up

Special moment for Vietnam: time to rise as opportunities open up

FEATUREicon11/10/2020
As the global production network has been seriously disrupted, now is the time for Vietnam to reposition itself in the supply chain.