ASOCIO delegates welcomed in Hanoi

(VOV) - Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung expressed his hope the Asian-Oceania Computing Industry Organisation (ASOCIO) will help Vietnam with information technology (IT) application in State agencies in the near future.

At an October 29 reception for the ASOCIO delegation and some regional IT business leaders headed by ASOCIO Chairman Abdullah Kafi, PM Dung praised the Vietnam Software and IT Services Association (VINASA) and the ASOCIO for co-hosting the great IT event.

“The Government of Vietnam considers IT a new development method to improve labor productivity and competitiveness of the national economy. Therefore, the nation has established a national commission on the application of information technology with the aim of putting forward strategies, mechanisms and policies for IT development and application.” Dung said.

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PM Nguyen Tan Dung proposes greater ASOCIO support for the nation's IT development while welcoming its Chairman Abdullah Kafi in Hanoi.

For his part, ASOCIO Chairman Abdullah Kafi said Vietnam has made remarkable progress and major breakthroughs in IT development and is a regional exemplary model in this area.

Information and technology has become a resource for national development. With what has been achieved, Vietnam can share its experience with other nations, Abdullah Kafi said while affirming his organization’s willingness to become involved in the Vietnamese IT market.

The Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organization (ASOCIO) is a grouping of Information and communication technology (ICT) industry associations representing the Asian-Oceania region.

Established in 1984 in Tokyo, Japan, ASOCIO’s objective is to develop the computing society and industry across the Asia Oceania region domain by promoting trade as well as fostering relationships between its member economies. ASOCIO has created links between ICT companies and the industry’s growth in member economies.

The association represents 29 economies with more than 10,000 ICT companies and total revenues of US$350 million.