The educational project ‘Be Internet Awesome’, held by Google in Vietnam a year ago, has achieved positive results. Over 7,400 teachers from more than 1,100 primary schools in 4 provinces and cities have completed their training. Around 1 million pupils will benefit from this project.
The digital economy of Vietnam is enjoying the fastest growth rate in the Southeast Asian (SEA) region, with estimated Gross Merchandise Volume (GMV) rise by 28 percent, from US$18 billion in 2021 to $23 billion this year, thanks to the 26-percent development of its e-commerce.
The Authority of Broadcasting and Electronic Information (under the Information and Communications Ministry) yesterday held a meeting in Ho Chi Minh City to summarize activities in the electronic information field for the first 6 months of 2022.
Many citizens have lately reported to functional agencies that they repeatedly receive suspicious phone calls from strangers faking state units, announcing prize winning, or advertising new lucrative job positions. The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Public Security has warned that these kinds of scams are becoming more sophisticated, and that citizens should be on guard.
Digital technology, if exploited to the maximum, can bring over VND1.733 quadrillion (US$74 billion) to Vietnam by 2030, with the most beneficial sectors including manufacturing, agriculture and food, and education-training.
According to Google and Temasek, growth of Vietnam’s online travel market size in 2018 reached US$3.5 billion, a year-on-year rise of 15 percent, and is expected to be $9 billion by 2025. Plane ticket, hotel, and tour bookings and other tourism services online will grow rapidly.
The Tourism Department of Quang Binh province yesterday said that Google chose the Central province as a partner to sign a tourism promotion deal on Google Adventure, YouTube and Google Arts & Culture - the global cultural and art library.
The Authority of Broadcasting and Electronic Information under the Ministry of Information and Communications has just required Google to remove clips with malicious contents and intensify filter and censorship to prevent such clips from appearing in Youtube.
By the end of June, 2018, Google has blocked, removed nearly 6,700 video clips from YouTube, including nearly 300 video clips related to provoking people and anti-Party, State content, according to a conference held by the Ministry of Information and Communication in Hanoi yesterday.