Hanoi and Microsoft to cooperate in building “technology business incubators”

04/05/2017

Chairman of Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung on May 4 receives Vice Chairman for Public Sector, Asia at Microsoft, Mr. Stefan Sjoestroem.

At the meeting, Chairman Nguyen Duc Chung said that the progress of building e-government in Hanoi is on schedule. Hanoi is currently the country’s leading province to implement it and the fastest to achieve results with establishing a network for the whole city, in which security is considered as the top priority.

Chairman Chung also noted that Hanoi authority has recently opened pilot clinics in 3 wards for 50,000 people, achieving good results with successfully making cancer tests for 22,000 people.

Besides digestive cancer treatment, Hanoi requests Microsoft to support technologies for other types of cancer. Hanoi has also designed an IT administration center with eight functions of traffic management, analysis of socio-economic development data, security for the whole system, instruction for staff to operate the system, question and answer centers about administrative procedures, fire prevention, search and rescue, disaster relief, communication, television and internet controlling; solutions for security related issues. Chairman Chung suggested Microsoft help Hanoi in train human resources for this center, which is expected to be completed by December 2017.

Chairman Chung also noted that Hanoi attaches special importance to start-up system and gives a priority for IT start-ups. Since January 2017, the city has piloted start-up innovation centers with the participation of 27 enterprises, who are free to use sites for 2 years.

Besides, Hanoi also collaborated with the US and Israeli partners to build a second start-up center with a large scale for 300 enterprises. Especially, the city has constructed a software industrial park with the area of 70 hectares, invested by Vin Group at Vo Nguyen Giap street, Dong Anh district. The city government is also calling on businesses to contribute to its open investment fund, and requests Microsoft to join the construction of innovative technology parks.

Chairman Nguyen Duc Chung emphasized the two sides’ cooperation in building e-government in Hanoi to be Microsoft’s highlight in Hanoi and wishes to work with Microsoft to build Hanoi city as a “technology incubator”, creating the most favorable conditions for individuals and IT groups to develop.

Vice President of Microsoft Mr. Stefan Sjoestroem expressed his impression on the city’s achievements in IT and highly appreciate ideas and solutions in implementing e-government. Asserting the importance of security in IT applications, he shared that “Microsoft has spent 50 billion USD researching and building the safest security program” and worked out goals and programs to support Hanoi city in security and technology training.

According to Stefan Sjoestroem, human resources for security are rare in the world, thus it’s an opportunity for Hanoi to develop human resources in security sector. Vietnam has the world’s leading human resources of software development to be provided globally if it’s developed in proper way.

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