return icon Vietnamnet.vn

Vietnam sets barriers to bar entry of outdated technologies

Experts have warned of the possibility of Vietnam becoming a ‘technology dumping ground’ in the 4.0 industrial era, since developed countries are shifting to more advanced technologies and trying to liquidate outdated ones.

Dinh Hong Ky, a businessman, was surprised by what he saw in China in June 2018 when he visited building material factories in Guang Dong.

 

{keywords}

 

The latest technologies were being applied, with robots and AI solutions seen at all factories. When he visited the factories for the first time some years before, he saw workers working in hard conditions and clouds of dust.

Chinese enterprises are speeding up the process of eliminating old technologies and replacing them with advanced technologies amid the US-China trade war.

“The elimination of old technologies, which began some years ago, has been going more rapidly than ever in the world’s production factory,” Ky said in an article published after he returned to Vietnam.

What will Chinese enterprises do with the old technologies and equipment they give up? The businessmn said this reminded him of the information he read in local newspapers that the land rent in IZs in HCMC, Binh Duong and Dong Nai has escalated in the last two years partially because of the high demand from China.

Chinese enterprises have been flocking to Vietnam to set up factories with machines brought from China, willing to pay a lot for land in advantageous positions

Experts, when discussing the impacts of the EU-Vietnam FTA, said the agreement would give a push to the technology transfer to Vietnam from EU, one of the biggest source technology centers of the world.


Experts, when discussing the impacts of the EU-Vietnam FTA, said the agreement would give a push to the technology transfer to Vietnam from EU, one of the biggest source technology centers of the world.

A study on the effects of the 4.0 industry revolution on Vietnam’s economy found that if applying new technologies, Vietnamese enterprises would be able to create $30-60 billion by 2030.

However, Ngo Tu Lap from the International Francophone Institute (IFI) warned that Vietnam would face a big challenge – outdated technologies would flow to Vietnam and turn Vietnam into an outsourcing country.

He called for a legal framework to control the technologies and equipment to be imported to Vietnam, and a mechanism to strictly control managerial staff.

In the latest move, in an effort to prevent old technologies from entering Vietnam, Deputy PM Trinh Dinh Dung signed a decision stipulating requirements on used technology imports. Used equipment and machines must not be more than 10 years old and must be produced in accordance with Vietnamese national standards in safety, energy savings and environmental protection.

 

RELATED NEWS

Technology sector sees rising number of startups

Vietnamese technology firms make big leaps in AI research

 

Chi Bao

MORE NEWS

Ngoc Linh ginseng helps Central Highlands locals out of poverty

Growers in the Central Highlands provinces dreamed of escaping poverty when they planted Ngoc Linh ginseng which has made an economic contribution to improving local farmers’ living conditions.

Soc Trang’s Khmer pagoda features giant Buddha statue

With the long-standing bonds of the Kinh, Khmer, and Hoa ethnic groups, Soc Trang boasts a special cultural identity that makes it an outstanding spiritual destination for tourists and Buddhist followers from far and wide.

Smart-homes getting cheaper in Vietnam

In Vietnam, a smart-home installation package costs VND14-25 million.

Vietnamese nationals account largest proportion of Japan’s foreign worker population

Vietnamese nationals account for 25.4% of the total 1.82 million foreign workers who were working in Japan as of the end of October last year, according to the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW).

Mekong Delta develops more OCOP products

The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta’s 12 provinces and the city of Can Tho are developing more products under the country’s “One Commune-One Product” programme.

Major Vietnamese paintings worth millions of dollars at global auctions

2022 represented a successful year for the Vietnamese painting market as three more pieces were auctioned at more than US$1 million each, bringing the total number of valuable paintings to 19. Let’s take a closer look at some of them.

Vietnamese American singer brings Tet Holiday joy to disadvantaged children

In hope to bring the children who lost their parents because of Covid-19 a warm spring holiday, Vietnamese American singer Ha Phuong spent a day to enjoy Tet with them.

How will the economy fare in 2023?

Vietnam’s economy had a prosperous year in 2022 with GDP growth rate of 8.02 percent, a one-decade high.

Female Vietnamese badminton star Thuy Linh placed 50th in world rankings

Vietnamese badminton star Nguyen Thuy Linh has risen to 50th position in the world’s latest singles women rankings, according to the Badminton World Federation (BWF).

Phin Ho ‘shan tuyet’ tea –specialty of Ha Giang

Apart from stilt houses and seemingly endless terraced paddy fields, “shan tuyet” tea, a famous specialty of Phin Ho village, is one of the special things visitors cannot forget once setting foot in Tay Con Linh Mountain in Ha Giang.

Discovering art of making vegetarian dishes in Tay Ninh

Religions and beliefs have made considerable contributions to the culinary culture of Tay Ninh.

Hoi An, HCM City among world's top 25 trending destinations in 2023: TripAdvisor

Germany’s famous travel site reisereporter.de has run an article highlighting the world’s top 25 trending destinations for 2023, including Vietnam’s Hoi An ancient city and Ho Chi Minh City, recently voted by readers of TripAdvisor.

Make-in-Vietnam sleeping machine developed by professor

FRENZ Brainband helps users have faster, tighter and deeper sleep. It can also be used for relaxing and enhancing concentration when working.

Paris Agreement: Lessons on independence, self-reliance, int’l solidarity

The signing of the Paris Agreement on ending the war and restoring peace in Vietnam on January 27, 1973, was a resounding victory of Vietnam’s revolutionary diplomacy in the Ho Chi Minh era.

PM: Lunar New Year comes with new energy

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh chaired a meeting of permanent Cabinet members in Hanoi on January 27, speaking of new energy of the nation following Tet (Lunar New Year), the biggest festival in Vietnam.
back_to_top