The 2012 Vietnam Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Summit opened in Hanoi on June 26, aiming to boost the country’s technological infrastructure.
The two-day event, on the theme “Information Technology (IT) and Telecommunications – National Core Infrastructure", attracted representatives from the Government, relevant ministries and agencies, as well as business leaders and prominent experts.
Addressing the summit, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan emphasized the need to promote the application of IT, which plays a key role in national industrialization and modernization.
Vietnam's IT industry has achieved impressive growth over the past decade, with total revenues reaching US$20.7 billion in 2011, he said.
Participants in the event concentrated on hot ICT-related issues and devising strategies to develop smart infrastructure based on ICT applications.
Four seminars also took place during the meeting, with a focus on using ICT in traffic control, education reform, as well as in developing smart cities and e-citizen cards in Vietnam.
The event was organized by the Vietnam Software and IT Service Association (VINASA)./.