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ICT Innovation Center to be set up in Can Tho soon

Trung Chanh
Wednesday,  Jan 10,2018,23:11 (GMT+7)
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ICT Innovation Center to be set up in Can Tho soon

Trung Chanh

Truong Quang Hoai Nam, vice chairman of Can Tho City, speaks about the establishment of an ICT Innovation Center at a meeting on Tuesday - PHOTO: TRUNG CHANH

CAN THO – Brainworks Corporation has plans to open an ICT Innovation Center in Can Tho City in April, which would help boost Japanese investment into the city and the Mekong Delta as a whole.

At a meeting with the Japan Desk management on January 9, Nguyen Khanh Tung, director of the Can Tho Investment-Trade Promotion and Fair Center, said the ICT Innovation Center will initially have five engineers and specialists responsible for offshore software development, information technology research and market research.

Noboru Kondo, chairman of Brainworks Corporation, could come to Vietnam in the next three weeks to finalize the project.

Speaking to the Daily, Nguyen Phuong Lam, deputy director of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (VCCI) Can Tho Branch, said the ICT Innovation Center was aimed at calling for more Japanese enterprises to invest in the city and the Mekong Delta, especially in information and communications technology in agriculture.

According to Lam, the Japanese side has set up an advisory board comprising some experts and representatives from about 50 Japanese companies for the project. The center will be responsible for assisting Japanese firms in investing in and researching ICT in agriculture and some other sectors.

VCCI Can Tho will also welcome 200 Japanese investors coming to the city to sound out investment opportunities this year.

Truong Quang Hoai Nam, vice chairman of Can Tho City, said in addition to the ICT Innovation Center, two other projects, including the Vietnam-Japan Industrial Park and a model farm project, will also be kicked off in April. The projects will help attract Japanese investment.

According to Nam, Can Tho City should offer special incentives to Japanese enterprises, especially those relating to land and technology. Particularly, VCCI Can Tho is cooperating with HCMC’s Quang Trung Software City to support technology companies in Can Tho.

Vietnam will also hold many other events to promote investment cooperation with Japan this year such as a conference on investment and trade promotion in Hyogo Prefecture, a meeting between Vietnamese and Japanese businesses in Hanoi, and a dialogue between the Can Tho City government and Japanese businesses.

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