FPT Complex to become a global IT center
From：Taiwan Trade Center, Representative Office In Ho Chi Minh City
An official certificate on recognition of the fifth centralized information technology (CIT) zone in Viet Nam has been given to the central city-based FPT Complex.
The certification marks the site as a global digital human resource center and a destination for international information technology investors.
General director of the FPT Group, Nguyen Van Khoa spoke at the certificate handover ceremony, stressing that Da Nang will be a base for high-quality education, an international digitalization center, and a site for big tech companies.
Khoa said the FPT complex, covering 5.9ha, has employed 6,000 engineers in the software industry and created revenue of VNĐ2 trillion in 2022 – a 20 percent increase over the previous year.
“We have invested VNĐ1.4 trillion in the complex, sharing with FPT Group’s ambition of contributing 1 million IT engineers to global human resources by 2035, and attracting from 200,000 to 250,000 IT engineers from around the world to Da Nang in the future,” Khoa said.
“The complex expects to welcome the 10,000th IT engineer in 2024, making Da Nang a magnet to international universities and IT human resources,” he said.
Khoa also urged the city to build a system, including entertainment, hospitals, and basic facilities for communities living and working in the complex.
Deputy Minister of Information and Communication, Nguyen Huy Dung said the establishment of the FPT Complex as a CIT zone aims to turn Đà Nẵng into an attractive global center of IT and communications.
Dung said CIT zones in Việt Nam earned VNĐ36 trillion in revenue, and account for 16 percent of the national IT industry.
Vice chairman of the city’s people’s committee, Ngo Thi Kim Yen said FPT Complex is a CIT zone in Viet Nam with investment funds from businesses, and the zone would create made-in-Da Nang software and IT products for export worldwide.
She said FPT Software alone contributed US$91 million to the city’s total software export turnover, making up a 69 percent share.
She said the introduction of the FPT Complex would help the city’s target of making up a 20 percent share of the Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) in 2025.
Yen said FPT Group’s education system helped train 17,000 students in the city each year, boosting the digitalization transforming process in healthcare, traffic, the digital economy, and society.
According to a report from the city’s IT and communication department, the city’s ICT industry gained VNĐ34.3 trillion (US$1.37 billion) in 2022 – a 17 percent share of the city’s Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP).
The department said the city’s software industry alone employed 20,000 engineers to earn $132 million in export turnover.
Earlier this year, Da Nang and FPT Group agreed on digital transformation in 2021-25, accelerating the ‘smart city’ project and putting the city on the ASEAN smart city network list by 2030.
FPT Group had invested VNĐ2.5 trillion (US$108 million) in the past 20 years in Đà Nẵng.
Da Nang is one of the four cities of Viet Nam develops CIT Zones, including Quang Trung Software Park, HCM City’s Software Park, the National University’s Software center, E-Town in HCM City; the Ha Noi-based ICT transaction center, and Software Park in southern Can Tho City.