By 2020, Vietnam hopes to include a world-class system in its ICT sector. To reach that goal, the country is upgrading its telecommunication infrastructure, and developing the ICT market along with high-quality human resources to meet the demands for international integration, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications, Nguyen Minh Hong said.
Vietnam is determined to develop its information and communication technology (ICT) sector into one of the strongest in Asia, aiming for an annual revenue that will account for 8-10 percent of the country’s GDP.
Professor John Vig, President of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE) spoke highly of Vietnam’s efforts to rapidly develop ICT, which has brought the country into the list of the top 20 countries in the world with the fastest ICT development.
However, the quality of the ICT sector in Vietnam is still failing to keep pace with global development due to the lack of high-quality human resources and a low competitive capacity, said Prof. Vig.
He said he hoped that, through the conference, delegates from countries with strongly developed ICT like the US, the UK, France and Germany would share their experience to help Vietnam to accelerate its ICT development.