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HCM City to be first city in VN to be fully covered by IoT network – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  A 5G base station of Viettel in HCM City. The city is the first place having IoT network fully covers. — Photo Courtesy of Viettel   HCM CITY – All of HCM City’s 24 districts will have Internet of Things (IoT) broadcasting stations installed this month, making the city the first place in Việt Nam to be fully covered with an IoT network. IoT is a system of interrelated computing devices and machines with the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction. Connected…

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HCM City seeks to become logistics hub – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  HCM City is developing a strategy to become a logistics hub, focusing on connections to other provinces in southern Việt Nam. – VNA Photo Thế Anh HCM CITY — HCM City is working on a logistics development strategy that would make the city a major logistics hub and reduce logistic costs to 16 per cent of Việt Nam’s GDP in 2025. During a conference held early this week in HCM City, Nguyễn Ngọc Hòa, deputy director of the city’s Department of Industry and Trade, said the city had told the department and Việt Nam Logistics Research and Development…

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Vietnam 

Three exhibitions begin in HCM City – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  A booth at VietnamWood 2019 being held at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre in HCM City’s District 7. — VNS Photo Xuân Hương HCM CITY — The 13th Việt Nam International Woodworking Industry Fair opened in HCM City on Wednesday with over 490 firms from 32 countries and regions taking part. VietnamWood 2019, 40 per cent larger than last year in terms of display area, is showcasing more than 1,000 woodworking machines and equipment from renowned names in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, China, Germany, Austria,…

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Central city looks for more air routes in 2020 – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  An aircraft of the national flag carrier, Vietnam Airlines, stops at Đà Nẵng International Airport. The city will launch more new air routes from 2020. — VNS Photo Công Thành  ĐÀ NẴNG — The central city will connect with more countries around the world as new flights are launched to more destinations from Đà Nẵng. Direct and charters flights will operate connecting Đà Nẵng with Korea, Jakatar, Indonesia, Phnom Penh, Haneda, Japan, Taiwan, India, Australia and Russia from next year. Deputy Director of the…

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Ecommerce 

Tokopedia, Gojek, and Grab partner with Jakarta’s government to accelerate smart city development

Indonesia e-commerce unicorn Tokopedia, along with super-apps Gojek, Grab, and other five startups, have signed a partnership with the Jakarta government to accelerate the development of the capital’s smart city project.In a press statement, Tokopedia announced its recent position as the government’s economic partner. The company will train small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to prepare them to compete and contribute to the economy in the digital age.“This collaboration aims to invite tech… Source link

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Hongkongers feel betrayed by the system. Here are eight ways for the city to find hope again

It is helpful, and in a perverse way comforting, to be reminded that the challenges we are wrestling with in Hong Kong are not ours alone, but are being felt worldwide. Whether that helps us discover ways to restore calm and a unity of purpose across the community is another matter.So it gave me pause when I raked through old articles and rediscovered a piece from April by Martin Wolf for the Financial Times. He was wringing his hands over all the things that have gone pear-shaped in the recent……

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Hong Kong’s ‘unwise policies’ fuelled protests, unrest in city, Hang Lung Properties chairman Ronnie Chan says

Hang Lung Properties chairman Ronnie Chan Chi-chung said the “unwise policies” of Hong Kong’s government had contributed to an atmosphere that sparked protests and civil unrest and are now threatening the city’s business community.Chan said the unrest “cannot but negatively affect business” and reduce “confidence among the international business community”.“In the past month and a half, the city has erupted into a tumultuous place. It was the result of unwise policies made locally and not… Source link

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Vietnam 

Conference discusses growing opportunities for HCM City industries – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  More and more opportunities are opening up for the industrial sector in HCM City. — VNA Photo HCM CITY — A conference was held in HCM City on Thursday to discuss the growing opportunities for the city’s industrial sector, especially supporting industries. Phạm Liên Anh of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) said the IFC has been sponsoring a Việt Nam Supplier Development Programme, which is helping businesses improve their capability, move up the value chain and work with more foreign and multinational companies. The programme was launched to keep existing FDI and…

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HCM City fair brings together supporting industries, manufacturers – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  A booth displaying components at the Sourcing Fair for Supporting Industry with Buyers that opened in HCM City Wednesday. — VNS Photo Xuân Hương HCM CITY — The Sourcing Fair for Supporting Industry with Buyers that opened in HCM City on Wednesday seeks to enhance supply chain linkages in supporting industries, enhance direct connections between foreign and other manufacturing firms and Vietnamese parts suppliers. Nguyễn Phương Đông, deputy director of the city Department of Industry and Trade, said the fair has attracted 26 foreign manufacturing companies such as Samsung,…

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Baidu invests US$200 million in Chinese AI firm Neusoft to develop smart city solutions

Chinese search engine giant Baidu is investing 1.44 billion yuan (US$202 million) in industrial artificial intelligence (AI) firm Neusoft Holdings to develop smart city, health care and education infrastructure.“Neusoft is an industry leader in … smart cities … and AI cloud for hospitals and the education sector,” said Baidu in a statement on Tuesday. “The collaboration between Baidu and Neusoft … is cooperation between an internet firm and a solutions provider to explore leading AI technology… Source link

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