[03-05-2016] The Hoa Lac Hi-Tech Park in Hanoi will offer the best possible incentives to investors in order to attract and encourage investment and help the park reach its targets, according to Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam. He assigned the Ministry of Science and Technology to research and determine special echanisms and policies for application at the hi-tech park.
[25-04-2016] More than 60 percent startups have been using information technology (IT) in their business. Small and medium enterprises now tend to use IT to create their competitiveness, but the IT application index still remains modest.
[07-03-2016] Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a pilot programme to expand the country's software parks by setting up Quang Trung Software City (QTSC) alliance. Under the pilot programme, HCM City together with other localities or provinces will upgrade infrastructure for IT development.
[01-02-2016] The goal of the General Department of Vietnam Customs is to boost information and technology in all customs state management activities in order to facilitate people and enterprises. Nguyen Manh Tung, director of the Customs Department of IT and Statistics, told the Vietnam News Agency's e-newspaper VietnamPlus about the sector's solutions to implement Resolution 36a/ NQ-CP on e-government in the upcoming time.
[03-10-2017] Mobile phone subscribers will be able to retain their numbers when switching to other mobile service providers since 2017, according to the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC). According to the Authority of Telecommunications under the MIC, the pilot connection between three major network operators Viettel, Mobifone and VNPT will begin in December.
[21-07-2015] A preferential tax rate of 0 per cent will be imposed on imported materials, ancillary parts and components used for manufacturing major IT products from August 13, 2015. This was stated in Circular No 101, issued on June 29, 2015, by the finance ministry (MoF).
[25-06-2015] Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung sought support from former Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama for co-operation in application of information technology (IT). At a meeting in Ha Noi yesterday, Dung said Viet Nam valued IT application in all dimensions of life, considering it a significant way to improve economic competitiveness and ability to govern, adding that the country has devised its own strategy to become a strong IT country.
[10-05-2015] The Government has approved a telecom development master plan that says preparations to introduce 4G technology will begin this year. However, critics say it should be reconsidered since the existing 3G capacity has yet to be fully utilised and 4G devices could be too expensive in a poor country.