KUALA LUMPUR, July 18 (Bernama) — Vietnam is keen to emulate and learn from Malaysia to upgrade its information communications technology (ICT) infrastructure by 2020, says Vietnam Minister of Information and Communications, Dr Le Doan Hop.
“Malaysia’s expertise and experience in ICT development would be useful to tackle several issues in Vietnam namely, human capital development in ICT, development of broadband infrastructure for rural areas, hardware and software ICT industry development and ICT application for socio-economic development,” he said in a statement from Vietnam Monday.
Dr Le met up with Malaysia’s Science, Technology and Innovation Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili, during a meeting in Vietnam today.
Ongkili is currently leading an ICT and biotechnology trade mission to Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.
A total of 10 memoranda of understanding were reached between Malaysia and Vietnam at a business forum held in Vietnam. Among others, deals were signed between Mimos Bhd and Vietnamese Institute of Information Technology, PIKOM and its counterpart Vietnam Information and Software Association and Tess Innovation Malaysia with financial institution Hanelcom Vietnam.