ICT Investment Promotion Forum opens in Ha Noi (14:27 21/10/2017)

HNP – The Ministry of Information and Communications in collaboration with the Ministry of Investment and Planning, Viet Nam Computer Association, Viet Nam Internet Association and Viet Nam E-commerce Association on October 18 organized Viet Nam ICT Investment Forum 2017 - VIF 2017 under the theme “Attracting investment in the digital economy transformation”.

Signing investment cooperation at the event.

The event saw the attendance of Member of the Party Central Committee and Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam; Member of the Party Central Committee and Minister of Information and Communications Truong Minh Tuan along with representatives of the Central’s  ministries, sectors and localities, leaders of Vietnamese associations, enterprises and international delegates.


The ICT investment forum aims to discuss consultation policies to attract investment in the ICT field. The objectives of the forum include the creation of a favorable business climate and promotion of sustainable development in the process of the digital economy transformation, and the connection of foreign investors to Vietnamese digital enterprises.


The conference focused on attracting investment in the digital economy, with three main activities including a forum, an ICT exhibition and a business networking event, was attended by more than 500 international delegates and representatives from ministries, organizations and IT companies from Viet Nam, the US, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Europe.


Having many stands of multi-national corporations and top ICT enterprises in Viet Nam, the ICT Exhibition showcases ICT products, services in fields of sharing economy, smart city, IoT, internet, e-commerce and start-ups. Other booths of Ha Noi, Thanh Hoa, etc introduce plans on ICT application and development. Meanwhile, the Business Networking draws the participation of 50 domestic and international enterprises. The session aims at boosting the connection between investors, enterprises and localities in exchanging measures, technology, investment and finance.


Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam speaks at the event


Speaking at the event, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam affirmed that digital economy innovation is a leading factor to accelerate the growth and development of a nation, providing a platform to increase productivity across the economy as well as offering innovation opportunities for entrepreneurs.


He noted that ministries and agencies in Viet Nam have made more efforts to improve the business environment for more investment attraction. In addition, the Government has also asked ministries, sectors to enhance remarkable development of human resource. Recently, associations have coordinated with ministries to outline a program on training information technology (IT) human resources to meet current demands and toward international standards.


Viet Nam has become a destination for foreign IT investors in the process of attracting investment. He underscored the importance of reviewing and updating investment policies as an important component in the national digitalization process thus enabling Vietnam to become a destination for foreign investors in the digital economy and the Fourth Industrial Revolution.


In the current digital economy, data and human factor are considered one of the most important resources, he said while stressing the need to gather data as a common resource for all to find proper business opportunities.


He hoped that after the event, investors, organizations and individuals will avail themselves of investment projects for hardware and software industries, and those on the application of IT in all fields.


Delegates visit the exhibition

By Tran Huong

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