VOV.VN - Vietnam and Sierra Leone on March 16 inked a memorandum of understanding on cooperation to help accelerate the national digital transformation and training of digital human resources in the West African nation.
Signatories to the document were Chief Minister of the Republic of Sierra Leone Jacob Jusu Saffa and Truong Gia Binh, chairman of the FPT Board of Management.
Under the agreement, FPT will co-ordinate alongside the world's leading consulting firms in order to provide consultancy to the Government of Sierra Leone relating to socio-economic development and digital transformation strategies.
Simultaneously, the Vietnamese tech group will also assist the Sierra Leonean Government in building a digital government, economy, and society towards creating a digital nation model in the future.
With regard to training activities, FPT is set to offer high-quality training programmes on Bachelor of Technology in Vietnam to a number of gifted students that have been selected by the Sierra Leonean Government.
By providing consultancy on the socio-economic digital transformation and the diversification of digital human resources, the group expressed its hope that it can help Sierra Leone develop into a country with stable development moving forward.
FPT CEO Binh emphasised that Vietnam can co-operate and support the West African nation in providing high-quality education and training, as well as removing hurdles in agriculture via technology application.
He added that the agreement is expected to contribute to affirming FPT's technological capabilities and position in the wider world, thereby fulfilling its goal of being among the top 50 leading digital transformation service providers globally.
The MoU was signed during Sierra Leonean President Julius Maada Bio’s week-long official visit to Vietnam, starting on March 14.