Quang Ninh aims to boost ICT development

October 28, 2015 | 09:01 am GMT+7

The Department of Information and Communication of Quang Ninh province and Microsoft Vietnam signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on information and communication technologies (ICT) development in the locality on October 27.


With the move, the northeastern province aims to foster international ICT cooperation in production, services, education and training in a bid to meet the requirements of industrialisation and modernisation and draw more international investment. 

Vivek Puthucode, Vice President of Microsoft Asia Pacific, vowed that the group will support the province in developing ICT human resources and ensuring information and cyber security, thus facilitating investment inflows to the province. 
Under the MoU, Microsoft will develop measures to build a smart city in Quang Ninh based on international experience and local conditions.
Director of the department Mai Vu Tuan said the locality has implemented a number of programmes to enhance ICT application in various sectors, including e-governance development, smart schools and smart traffic systems, among others.