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Vietnam and Australia’s Victoria promote trade cooperation in ICT

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Leading information and communications technology (ICT) companies in Vietnam met Victorian Commissioner to Southeast Asia Rebecca Hall to promote cooperation and bilateral trade in the field between Vietnam and Victoria, Australia.

The ICT sector in Vietnam saw significant growth in 2021, both in revenue and the number of businesses, with two groups of hardware and electronic products still leading in the list of 10 export groups of Vietnam.

During her visit to Vietnam, Commissioner Hall was excited to explore opportunities for collaboration and promote bilateral trade.

“Victoria and Vietnam have a strong and comprehensive relationship, with robust people-to-people linkages and many similarities. Given Vietnam’s emergence as a regional start-up and innovation hub, and Melbourne’s reputation as Australia’s technology capital, I am excited to explore opportunities for collaboration in Vietnam,” Commissioner Hall said.

Nguyen Manh Cuong, acting General Director of the Agency for Southern Affairs of the Ministry of Science and Technology, said the Vietnamese government always considers science, technology, and innovation the most important driving forces to promote business and industry toward modernization where ICT is considered as the key.

“The biggest challenge for us to pursue is the shortage of human resources with the right skillset and capability,” he said.

Attending the networking, which took place at RMIT Saigon South campus on March 2, representatives from leading ICT companies in Vietnam including Schneider Electric, Dat Xanh Services, Luxoft, TMA Solutions, FPT and Lotus Soft had a chance to explore investment opportunities in the field in Australia.

RMIT Vietnam Chairman Professor Peter Coloe emphasized that as a trusted, demand-driven partner of the government agencies and industries, “RMIT Vietnam will together support the sector to achieve the goals that the Vietnamese Government set out for ICT, to make it a key sector contributing to the country’s development and turning Vietnam into an advanced ICT country.

“We are committed to bringing in our best knowledge, skillsets, and technology that we are applying in Australia to Vietnam, to contribute to the capacity-building in the sector in the country.”

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