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Software park urged to boost efficiency

Update: February, 06/2012 - 09:53

HCM CITY — Leaders of the HCM City have asked the Quang Trung Software Park and the Thu Thiem Urban Area to increase their operational efficiency this year.

During a visit last week to the Quang Trung Sofware Park, also known as Quang Trung Software City (QTSC), the Chairman of HCM City People's Committee, Le Hoang Quan, said the city would be able to make significant contributions to economic development, of the city in particular and the nation in general, by operating more efficiently.

Quan praised the efforts made by QTSC in the past years, saying it helped the city restructure its economy. It also emerged as the leading software park in the country, he said.

Located in HCM City's District 12, the park hosts a number of software companies and schools.

In 2011, a year of the global economic turmoil and domestic financial woes, QTSC achieved a growth of nearly 20 per cent over the previous year.

This year, it plans to further develop itself into one of the leading software parks not only in Viet Nam, but also in the region, officials said.

Quan told the park authorities to study IT industry support policies in other counties in the region and propose to the HCM City People's Committee initiatives for the development of the city's IT industry.

Meanwhile, the Thu Thiem Urban Area Management Board was asked to give priority to site clearance and resettlement of households affected by the project to develop Thu Thiem Peninsula into a new urban area in District 2.

In a meeting with the board on Thursday, the Deputy Chairman of HCM City People's Committee, Nguyen Huu Tin, said he had asked the city's Department of Transport to seriously inspect the capacity of contractors to undertake infrastructure development in the urban area.

Officials of the management board said compensation for site clearance and construction of another 2,500 apartments for affected families will be completed by the end of July 2012. — VNS

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