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Internet comes to student dorms in Viet Nam

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With the help of Nguyen Hoang Informatics Technology Investment and Development Corporation, HCM City National University in Viet Nam has introduced a pilot project to bring Internet access to all dormitory rooms on campus.

The project was kicked off last week by the inauguration of a system of 770 computers worth VND5.5 billion (US$325,000). The computers have now been installed in all dormitory blocks at the eleven colleges at the University and has been a boon for the 6,000 students who now have 24 hour room access to the Internet. According to a survey carried out by Nguyen Hoang Corporation at HCM City, nearly 95 per cent of all students felt they had been hampered in their studies by insufficient access to the world wide web. Plans are under way to look at expanding the programme to other educational institutions and colleges in the metropolis and then across the country.

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