Đà Nẵng Information Technology Park aims to become the 'central Việt Nam Silicon Valley' in the northwest region of the city. The city plans to become a digital hub and bio-tech centre in central Việt Nam. Photo courtesy Kiều Linh
ĐÀ NẴNG — The CMC Corporation, the second largest Information and Communications (ICT) group in Việt Nam, has proposed a strategic development plan for a creative space and a digital hub in Đà Nẵng.
CMC said the creative space will help turn Việt Nam into a digital hub in the Asia-Pacific region with estimated investment of VNĐ12 trillion (US$522 million).
It said the Đà Nẵng-based CMC Creative Space will help Đà Nẵng become an internet and data exchange site in the Asia-Pacific region, and a destination for the 2,500km Cross Việt Nam Cable System that will run through 19 provinces and cities including Lạng Sơn, Hà Nội, Đà Nẵng, HCM City and Tây Ninh.
CMC said Đà Nẵng will act as a data centre and software and internet exchange in the VNĐ500 billion ($21.7 million) trans-Việt Nam cable system that will connect Việt Nam and ASEAN through the Greater Mekong Sub-region-Internet Exchange.
A hi-tech farm zone is built in a suburban area in central Việt Nam. A regional bio-tech centre is planned in the central city of Đà Nẵng in 2020-30. VNS Photo Công Thành
Đà Nẵng has agreed to put forward VNĐ651 billion ($28.3 million) for upgrading the Đà Nẵng Bio-technology Centre and turn it into the South-central regional R&D Bio-Technology Centre.
The R&D centre will supply research and development plans for high-tech farming, bio-tech applications in environment and sustainable development projects in the region in 2020-30.
The city also called for investment in five high-tech farms to create a centre for hi-tech-farming in the central and central highlands region.
The city has offered to cut land-clearance fees by 50 per cent per hectare per year for five years and $1,000 in support for investors per hectare each year for five years.
Seven suburban communes in the city were planned as an organic farm area in Hòa Vang District on a total area of 540ha.
The Việt Nam Dairy Products Joint-Stock Company (Vinamilk) has invested $26.5 million in a dairy farm on 124ha in Hòa Phong Commune in Hòa Vang District. — VNS