FPT accompanies Ho Chi Minh City Hi-Tech Park to become the Intellectual Center of the region
On October 29, 2022, Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) Hi-Tech Park hosted its 20th-anniversary celebration under the theme of "Innovation - Connection - Breakthrough" with the participation of 150 delegates. As one of the three national Hi-Tech Zones established by the Prime Minister under Decision No. 145/2002/QD-TTg dated October 24, 2002, HCMC Hi-Tech Park has its own mission of setting the foundation for high-tech industries. Also, it is the key project that helps accelerate economic restructuring and enhance the competitiveness of HCMC, aiming for regional and international integration.
Attended the celebration were the Minister of Science and Technology - Mr. Huynh Thanh Dat; the Chairman of HCMC People's Committee - Mr. Phan Van Mai; the Head of Management Board of HCMC Hi-Tech Park - Mr. Nguyen Anh Thi; and dozens of business representatives.
Mr. Truong Gia Binh, Chairman of FPT, shared at the 20th Anniversary of HCMC Hi-Tech Park
Sharing at the event, Mr. Truong Gia Binh, Chairman of FPT, affirmed: "HCMC would not be the regional Intellectual Center without the HCMC Hi-Tech Park here where we stand." Furthermore, he indicated that India would not be the software powerhouse without Bangalore, and China would not gain competitive advantages in technology without Shenzhen.
HCMC Hi-Tech Park can potentially empower HCMC to become the Intellectual Center of the region - a "green gem" of the world. His metaphors implied that HCMC would lead the world in emerging technologies such as AI, Blockchain, Metaverse, and Cloud. In addition, it would pioneer researching the latest technologies in clean energy (wind, solar...), energy accumulation methods such as hydrogen and electric motors, and developing new generations of green vehicles...
"I hope global corporations can see Vietnam not as a nation with the lowest labor costs but rather as the regional heart of innovation with a young workforce and a good education system. Our country would be an ideal destination for tech investment," said FPT's Chairman.
"As the largest Vietnamese investor in HCMC Hi-Tech Park, FPT is committed to accompanying the Hi-Tech Park and the City to realize the aspiration of making the Southern Economic Zone of Vietnam a regional Intellectual Center by investing heavily in technology - infrastructure - education," Mr. Binh committed. Also, Mr. Binh invited all universities, domestic and foreign investors, and start-ups to join HCMC to take action to make HCMC the intellectual center of the region. For example, it might be gathering talent, raising human resources quality, or investing in research and development.
During the event, FPT was honored due to its significant contribution to the development of HCMC Hi-Tech Park, along with other leading enterprises such as Intel and Samsung... Within the celebration's agenda, FPT offered practical suggestions for developing HCMC Hi-Tech Park and HCMC in general. Moreover, the Corporation introduced unique products and solutions under the theme "Tech creates more Joy" to accelerate the national digital transformation journey. FPT's technology quintessence and efficient solutions helped bring more experience, value, and happiness to all organizations, businesses, and people. In the exhibition area, FPT introduced specific products and solutions, including FPT Camera - the smart surveillance solution; FPT Smarthome - the smart home solution; digital transformation consulting services; NextAMR - the autonomous robot; NextDrive - the driver monitoring system.
FPT's booths in the exhibition area on the sidelines of the 20th Anniversary of HCMC Hi-Tech Park
As an enterprise with a considerable contribution to the development of HCMC and the HCM Hi-Tech Park, FPT has constantly researched, developed, and invested all resources towards the goal of making the Hi-Tech Park a National Center for high technology, creating economic growth momentum for HCMC and the Southern Economic Zone on all three pillars of Technology - Infrastructure - Education. 11,478 FPT employees are working in HCMC, including about 7,000 technology experts. By the end of September 2022, with steady revenue growth, FPT Corporation contributed more than VND 10,000 billion to the HCMC economic development.
In January 2011, FPT launched the F-Town Software Research and Production Center. More than just an office building with state-of-the-art equipment, F-Town has become the technology center for thousands of Vietnamese developers and international experts. In F-Town, FPT has invested in developing solutions based on the latest technology trends, such as AI, Big Data, IoT, Blockchain, etc., contributing significantly to the transformation of HCMC's economic structure towards the knowledge economy. In addition, f-Town became the first destination for diplomatic delegations, international media agencies, and educational visits to the HCMC Hi-Tech Park.
In 2020, FPT built a Data Center at HCMC Hi-Tech Park with a scale of 8 floors on an area of 10,000m2. The Data Center had 3,600 racks (cabinets containing network devices) designed under the Uptime Tier III standard - the most prestigious standard system in the world for the design, construction, operation, management, and stability of Data Center services. More specifically, the building strictly complied with the international standard management and operation certificates, such as ISO 9001:2015, ISO 50001:2011, ISO 27001:2013, and ISO 27017:2015.
It was also the first data center in Vietnam to meet the international standard on green architecture - LEED Certification (without using any batteries), ensuring environmental protection and high reliability for cloud computing systems.
Besides, FPT also pioneered high technology workforce training in the Hi-Tech Park as well as the Southern. Located in the HCMC Hi-Tech Park, FPT Education and Technology Research Center owns modern facilities and a library with a variety of reference materials to meet the needs of thousands of learners and researchers. The Center was designed by the Vietnamese Architect Vo Trong Nghia, consisting of 11 floors on an area of 22,540 m2 with the idea of building blocks with winding shapes like a mountain covered with green trees.