Intel signs deal to help develop 'digital Vietnam'

The world's largest chipmaker Intel has signed an agreement with the Vietnamese government to improve the accessibility of information technologies throughout the country, the company's CEO said.
Intel president Paul Otellini said the foundation would aim to boost communication infrastructure across ministries, government, provinces and various organisations.

The company also wants to help Vietnam develop a robust local IT industry and increase computerisation in schools.

Otellini denied revealing how much the company would spend on the program.

Vietnam is a 'wakening dragon', he said during a press conference in Hanoi.

'Its economic success will depend on how quickly PC's and affordable broadband connectivity are made available and how widely e-government, digital healthcare, an IT-literate workforce, local industry and digital province initiative can be developed.'

(Source: AFX)
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Published: 15 June, 2005, 21:44:50 (GMT+7)
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