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SIM card market heats up as conversion nears

Viettel has provided support to help its subscribers convert from 11-digit mobile phone numbers to 10-digit numbers.

The prices of 11-digit SIM cards are surging as buyers seek to obtain phone numbers that will contain lucky numbers when tens of millions of 11-digit subscribers are switched to a 10-digit format, starting from 19th September. The Ministry of Information and Communications and Vietnamese mobile operators have created a mobile …

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Minister wants to develop made-in-Vietnam social media

Minister of Information and Communication Nguyen Manh Hung

Vietnam needs a digital ecosystem with focus on made-in-Vietnam social media instead of foreign owned players such as Facebook and Google. The breakthrough targets in the 4.0 era were highlighted in a speech made by Minister of Information and Communication Nguyen Manh Hung at a working session with PM Nguyen …

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Laos’ hydropower policy puts Vietnam in a dilemma

The proposal to buy electricity from Lao hydropower plants has been facing opposition from many researchers, who say that benefits are small compared with the costs. Hydropower dams After the collapse of Xe Pian Xe Nam Noy dam collapse, PanNature posted a statement by Save the Mekong Alliance which said …

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14 Vietnam War martyrs’ remains found in central Vietnam

Soldiers collect the remains of Vietnam War MIAs in Quang Tri Province

The remains of 14 Vietnam War soldiers were recovered in Quang Tri Province’s Gio Linh District on Wednesday. They were retrieved by the province’s military command along the McNamara Line, a U.S.- drawn artificial barrier equipped with acoustic and heat-detecting sensors to prevent infiltration into southern Vietnam by the then-North …

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Vietnam jails two more men in SEZ protest aftermath

Nguyen Van Y (L) and Ta Thanh Duy stand trial in Nha Trang on Tuesday.

Two men will spend 15 months in jail for disrupting public order during last June’s protest against the special economic zone law. The sentence was announced Tuesday by a court in Nha Trang in the central province of Khanh Hoa. 47-year-old Ta Thanh Duy and 32-year-old Nguyen Van Y incited …

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Vietnam dog thieves, fence jailed

Members of the dog theft gang stand in court on Wednesday.

A court in Vietnam’s central province of Ha Tinh has sent two dog thieves and a man who bought their dogs to jail. Pham Dinh Quy, 33, the leader of a gang of dog thieves, got 18 months while Le Duc Thien, 28, his accomplice, got nine months. Five other …

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US President appreciates development of Vietnam-US ties

Vietnamese Ambassador Ha Kim Ngoc (R) presents his letter of credentials to US President Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump appreciated steps of development in the US-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership when receiving a letter of credentials handed over by Vietnamese Ambassador Ha Kim Ngoc on September 17. Welcoming the diplomat, Trump wished him a successful working tenure. The US President took this occasion to thank the warm …

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