At the announcement ceremony on Wednesday, director of the city’s information and technology, Trần Quang Thanh, said the 10,000sq.m park comprising of two buildings in the city’s downtown is home to 75 IT businesses including 22 foreign companies. It has attracted nearly VNĐ1.8 trillion (US$80 million) in investment and employs 2,400 people.
Thanh said the park was a key centre of the IT industry in the city, helping boost the city’s e-governance in 2014.
According to latest reports, the city’s IT and communications industry, which counts 700 businesses and 22,000 employees, is expected to earn revenue of VNĐ13 trillion (US$575 million) in 2017 – double compared to 2014.
The IT industry is also expected to gain export turnover for software worth $67 million.
The city has called for investment in a software park in the Đa Phước International urban area and the 341-ha Đà Nẵng IT Park
In 2015, the city’s e-government system was transferred to 16 cities and provinces towards building smart cities including the IT and communications infrastructure, IT applications, policy and mechanisms for IT and communications and IT manpower resources.
Đà Nẵng was the first city in central Việt Nam to offer free wireless Internet services, with a maximum of 20,000 connections at major centres and streets in the city. — VNS