HCM City (VNS/VNA) – Seven outstanding software
projects by Vietnamese students are in the finale of the 2022 Coolest Project
Malaysia in December along.
It is an international competition for people aged 18 or less to showcase ideas
they have created using technology, and attracts hundreds of programming
projects from all over the world every year.
This is the third edition of the competition and public voting will be held on December
4 to determine the winner of
the Most Popular Project Award.
The seven include the Micobit IOT-based system for Disease Detection in Rice by
a group of six students from the Code Club at the Hieu Phung Secondary School
in Vinh Long province. The system not only automatically detects and alerts
against harmful rice diseases, but also enables farmers to remotely control
irrigation equipment to ensure timely supply of water to their crops.
To create the system, the team used 40 types of integrated sensors, artificial
intelligence and the internet of things (IoT).
The Artificial Intelligence in Forest Management and Protection system created
by two students from the Dong Da Secondary and High school to protect from
wildfires detects smoke, unauthorised people and unique sounds and measures
temperature and humidity.
It provides various levels of warning against forest fires.
These projects were incubated by the Dariu Foundation, a Swiss non-governmental
organisation that came to Vietnam in 2007 to enhance the capacity and living
standards of low-income households by providing microfinance and educational
It has helped 50,000 low-income households in rural areas access loans worth a
total of 1.2 trillion VND to create sustainable livelihoods, trained more than
11,000 informatics teachers and one million students in rural and mountainous
areas in digital skills, awarded scholarships to 21,000 students, built 33
kindergartens, and other supports./.