Thứ Năm, 7 tháng 5, 2015
Hailed as one among HCMC’s Top 10 works and events during the past 40 years, Quang Trung Software City (QTSC) is well on its path to “QTSC's new development” and the national QTSC chain. QTSC aims to become a leading software city brand in Vietnam and on the international marketplace.
The past 14 years have witnessed the transformation of Quang Trung Software City (QTSC) from a 43-hectare plot of land into Vietnam’s largest software park. The park has been equipped with a complete technical infrastructure and been able to provide excellent services as well as a premium working and living environment. QTSC is also one of the most successful concentrated software parks in Vietnam and Asia. Its organizational structure, vision and development orientation has been highly appreciated by international business communities.
According to Tran Phuc Hong, Vice President of TMA Solutions, a local software giant based in the software park, as a national software center, QTSC is in a favorable position to promote Vietnamese software abroad and call for foreign investors in the information technology (IT) industry.
La Manh Cuong, Managing Director of Luxoft Vietnam, says, “QTSC is now the biggest hub of the best IT personnel the city has to offer. This is the result of great efforts expended by the QTSC staff and enterprises operating in the park.”
QTSC's new development
In 2015, the QTSC chain brand will be promoted nationwide together with the debut of the QTSC's new development. Nguyen Duc Hien, QTSC chairman and CEO, says the plan was first discussed at a meeting of the CEO Club in March. In line with what has been conceived, the new development plan will be set up to attract more local and international ICT companies. “It means applying the latest technology into daily working activities in the park,” Hien says. “Such activities will help improve service quality, living environment and landscape, which will culminate in a green, clean, smart and modern QTSC.”
Specifically, QTSC continues to improve its working environment so that it will become ever greener and cleaner. Building a new operational center as well as a community center for 17,000 people, creating a new QTSC symbol and renovating inner roads and gates are among the software park’s top agendas.
Polishing the QTSC brand
As Vietnam’s biggest software park and the first concentrated IT park recognized by the Ministry of Information and Communications, QTSC has established a premium brand. Last year, the Politburo issued Resolution No. 36-NQ-TW on boosting IT application and production to meet the demand for sustainable development and global integration. For the first time, the resolution mentioned the cooperation for development: “Developing IT park chains, incubation centers and IT service providers meeting international standards.”
This is a prerequisite for the QTSC chain to be developed in HCMC and other localities based on QTSC’s existing strengths. Initially, five software parks are planned in HCMC and one another in Dalat City (see the list below).
QTSC brand building is to facilitate investment, expand domestic and international markets, save costs of building IT infrastructure, bring into full play local advantages, and enhance the competitiveness of the local software industry. “Promotion activities depicting Vietnam as a destination for IT multinationals will be carried out,” says Hien. According to him, experience in management, operation and human resources development from the existing QTSC will be passed on to other QTSC software parks.
QTSC is on the way to becoming a green, clean, smart and modern software park
The QTSC chain
1. QTSC 1 in District 12, HCMC (operational)
2. QTSC-ITP in the campus of the National University of HCMC
3. QTSC-Dalat in Dalat City (under construction)
4. QTSC 2 (location yet to be confirmed)
5. QTSC-VNPT in District 10, HCMC (under negotiation)
6. QTSC in the campus of the HCMC University of Technology (under negotiation)
By Nhan Tam – The Saigon Times Weekly