VietNamNet Bridge - E-commerce is not a short-term game where money is made after several months of playing. Vietnam’s e-commerce market had estimated value of $7.8 billion in 2018. From the low starting point of $4 billion in 2015, the market has expanded rapidly with a stable high growth rate in the last three years. With the growth rate of over 30 percent in 2018, Vietnam would be among three e-commerce fastest-growing countries in the region, after Singapore and Indonesia. The Vietnam E-commerce Association (Vecom) predicted that the domestic e-commerce market would be valued at $13 billion by 2020 if it maintains the annual 30 percent growth rate in 2019 and 2020. If so, the real market value would exceed the $10 billion threshold targeted by MOIT in the master plan on e-commerce development in 2016-2020. RELATED NEWS Three dimensions of Vietnam’s e-commerce in 2019 New legal framework required for Vietnam’s fast-growing e-commerce Mai Lan … [Read more...] about E-commerce players need to be patient, seek profit in long term
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VietNamNet Bridge - Tran Trong Kien, CEO of Thien Minh Group, believes the aviation market is still large enough for new air carriers. How many airlines should Vietnam have? The number of airlines in Vietnam is less than one-third of Thailand, which has 13 regular airlines and 10 chartered flight service providers. Kien proposed that the watchdog agency license more air carriers to satisfy the high demand for air transport. The Vietnamese aviation market is exploited by 68 foreign airlines from 25 countries and territories, and five Vietnamese airlines, namely Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air, Jetstar Pacific, Vasco and Bamboo Airways. In the domestic market, they fly 50 domestic air routes that link Hanoi, Da Nang and HCM City with 18 local airports. RELATED NEWS At least three more local airline carriers lining up to fly Pilots’ job-hopping causing problems for Vietnamese airlines Mai Lan … [Read more...] about How many airlines should Vietnam have?
VietNamNet Bridge - Who will teach students in the digital era, teachers or high-tech robots? This was a question raised by Ha Van Thang, a lecturer in the geography faculty at HCM City University of Education, who spoke on the role of young teachers in the 4.0 industry period at a forum held in late March. Teachers use lesson plans professionally designed with support of software, reveling in using online connection apps, computers and smartphones. This will generate a wall between teachers and students. Teachers use lesson plans professionally designed with support of software, reveling in using online connection apps, computers and smartphones. This will generate a wall between teachers and students. It is now the fourth stage of education development: lifelong and personalized education which prepares people for innovation and creativity. RELATED NEWS Vietnam gears toward 4.0 university Education key for Industry 4.0 Kim Chi … [Read more...] about Who will teach in the 4.0 industrial era?
VietNamNet Bridge - Management over solid waste treatment is being undertaken by many state agencies. Domestic waste from households, agencies, schools, office and public utilities includes 55-69 percent of biodegradable organic substances such as leftovers, agricultural by-products, vegetables and fruits. Between 7-16 percent is recyclable waste such as plastic, paper, plastic and scrap iron, which is collected by scrap dealers. Matter difficult to decompose accounts for 12-36 percent, mainly coal slag and broken bricks. Of rural solid waste, only the waste from livestock and agricultural by-products are managed by households and production units, while the other types of waste are collected and treated in the same way, without classification. The General Directorate of Environment, which conducted a survey in all 63 provinces and first-class cities, found that in northern mountainous provinces, coastal provinces in the central region, the Central Highlands and … [Read more...] about Waste treatment in rural areas plagued by overlapping management
VietNamNet Bridge - Nguyen Phuong Thao, 19, one of 10 Vietnamese outstanding young faces of 2018, is a student at the advanced training program in the Biotechnology Faculty at the Hanoi University of Natural Sciences. Nguyen Phuong Thao The Vietnamese Young Faces Award 2018 is an annual national award that honors young people at home and abroad who gain excellent achievements in various categories. Thao was recognised in the category of study. The Vietnamese Young Faces Award 2018 is an annual national award that honors young people at home and abroad who gain excellent achievements in various categories. Thao was recognised in the category of study. Prior to that, when Thao was in the ninth grade, she won first prize at a competition for excellent students in Hanoi and came first in the entrance exam to the biology major class of the Hanoi High School for the Gifted majoring in Natural Sciences. RELATED NEWS Vietnam’s ten excellent young persons … [Read more...] about 19-year-old honored for achievements in cancer treatment therapy