Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan made the affirmation at a reception for Sherry S. Boger, General Director of Intel Products Vietnam, on June 28.
Nhan lauded the firm’s investment in HCM City, reflecting its trust in the city’s investment environment.
He also mentioned the cooperation between Intel Products Vietnam and local universities, suggesting the group establish a centre for high-tech studies in the city.
Nhan expressed his hope that Intel will continue achieving successes in the city and called on the group to provide consultation, technical and technology assistance for HCM City in building a smart city.
For her part, Boger extended her thanks to the local authorities for their support, saying that building the factory in HCM City is among the right choices and biggest successes of the group.
Currently, Vietnamese workers make up of 94% of Intel Products Vietnam’s workforce, she said, adding that many of them have high skills and leadership capacity.
She pledged that the group will continue working with the city in developing technology and enhancing the quality of hi-tech human resources by providing scholarships at home and overseas for Vietnamese students as well as funding for innovation contests.
Over the past year, Intel Products Vietnam has offered 114 scholarships for Vietnamese students to get bachelors and masters degrees in the US and Australia.
It has also joined hands with US-based universities to offer further training courses for more than 7,000 Vietnamese lecturers.