PM Nguyễn Tấn Dũng promises IBM leader best for business in Vietnam
11:42 | 05/02/2007
VNGOVNet – “The Vietnamese Government is committed to do whatever it can to facilitate IBM operation in Vietnam,” PM Nguyễn Tấn Dũng told Mr. Nick Donofrio, IBM Executive Vice President of Innovation and Technology at the Government’s head office on February 5.

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Mr. Nick Donofrio reported to the Vietnamese PM that his firm has just inaugurated a Global Delivery Center (GDC) in Hồ Chí Minh City, which is, in the first phase of operation, going to recruit about 250 Vietnamese information technology (IT) engineers. In the coming years, IBM plans to collaborate with Vietnamese universities in training IT human resources and employ thousands of skilled graduates, he said, lavishing his praises for Vietnamese people’s talent and intelligence.

Mr. Nick Donofrio added that the inauguration of HCMC-based GDC will help to establish IBM in Vietnam as this is meant to serve as an important link in its global structure of delivering e-commerce, supply chain management, electronic delivery and management services to clients in France, Southwest Europe and Africa.

PM Nguyễn Tấn Dũng said to the guest that although Vietnam's aggressive renovation has gained many significant achievements over the past time, the country remains poor. To achieve robust economic growth entails greater attention to education-training and science-technology, especially IT, he said, confirming these as Vietnam's top policies for national development.

The Vietnamese PM told the IBM executive that the opening of the GDC and IBM engagement in training IT human resources for Vietnam evidence the growing cooperation between Vietnam and the US.

He maintained that the Vietnamese Government will do whatever it can to facilitate IBM operation in Vietnam, hoping that IBM's future investments in Vietnam will not only in software but also hardware and other high technologies./.

IBM returned to Vietnam in 1993 for market survey, then opened its representative offices in Hanoi and HCMC in 1994 and 1995 respectively. In 1996, it founded its fully owned company in Vietnam where it offers solutions, equipment and technical assistance, to users, especially those running big servers and those in need of integrated IT solutions. IBM is setting sights on education, finance, and banking sectors. It also helps Vietnam in training human resources, and developing IT infrastructure. On February 5, it opened a Global Delivery Center in HCM City.

By Xuân Hồng

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