The tax exemption and reduction for businesses will help enterprises in science and technology to develop and compete with major powers.
The development of information technology (IT) enterprises is extremely significant. In the coming time. Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) needs to implement solutions to increase the number of IT businesses quickly. In the event that the number of IT enterprises increases, attracting the number of employees working today, it will contribute nearly 10% of GRDP of Ho Chi Minh City.
That is the highlight of Mr. Nguyen Thien Nhan – Member of the Politburo, Secretary of Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee at Ho Chi Minh City Information Technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Business Day 2019 with the theme : “New awareness, rapid change, breakthrough innovation” and the 11th prize of information and communication technology in 2019, taking place on December 28.
Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Nguyen Thanh Phong – Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee said: For many years, Ho Chi Minh City has always affirmed the leading economic role of the whole country. Ho Chi Minh City is home to 24% of GDP, about 28% of total budget revenue, 18% of industrial production scale, and 16% of total exports compared to the whole country. However, during the development process, Ho Chi Minh City faced many difficulties and challenges such as a fast growing but not sustainable economic growth.
Therefore, the transformation of the growth model, restructuring the city economy with a focus on economic development is mainly based on innovation, based on knowledge content, advanced technology and high productivity. is a mandatory requirement for development to ensure the city continues to maintain its leading economic economic role in the country.
According to Mr. Phong, the speedy development of science and technology in the era of industrial revolution 4.0 with continuous improvements in digital connectivity, big data, AI, Internet of things is the opportunity for the city. Embark on building a smart city to maximize the potentials and strengths of the city. This is also the basis for the effective implementation of 7 groundbreaking programs, to fundamentally address the current challenges and orient the city to develop in the future.
Ho Chi Minh City has also developed an AI development program to apply AI to quickly implement the pillars of the smart city. Along with that, the construction of smart and creative cities will create a large market and a large playing field for IT businesses that are motivated to develop, research, and provide advanced industrial solutions. At the same time, it is also a “new wind” to attract investment, creating added value for the economy, promoting the rapid and sustainable development of the city.
“The festival of IT and AI businesses is an opportunity for city leaders and businesses to meet and discuss practical issues needed for a fast and sustainable development of the city. Especially, the organization of the award aims to create a motivation for striving and developing continuously for students, start-up businesses, ”Mr. Phong emphasized.
Mr. Nguyen Ai Huu – Chairman of the Board of Directors and General Director of Xelex Technology Joint Stock Company – shared: After studying the actual conditions of the country’s agriculture, the Company has officially introduced the tablet product line. Xelex is an ecosystem of software and services to support Vietnamese farmers with an essential tool in applying science and technology to production.
Through Xelex tablets, farmers will be able to keep up to date with the Party and State policies, not only knowing the latest domestic and foreign prices of raw materials such as breeding animals. , cultivation, etc.
“The introduction of Xelex tablets is a new step not only for our company but also for our technology. By mastering the design of hardware, system software and application software and quality services, I hope to bring meaningful gifts to farmers. It is hoped that Xelex tablet products will effectively support farmers in the process of farming production amid fierce competition in the field of agriculture today. Through Xelex tablets, Vietnam’s agriculture will bring quality agricultural products, competitive and developed by countries, ”Mr. Huu added.
Speaking at the ceremony, Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Secretary Nguyen Thien Nhan said: Ho Chi Minh City is the leading locality, very early in the country for IT development. The whole city has about 100,000 employees working in 5,600 IT businesses. However, the labor productivity of ICT is now nearly 2 times higher than that of the whole city. Currently, ICT contributes to the city’s gross domestic product of 4.44%, nearly becoming the main economic sector.
According to Mr. Nhan, the development of IT enterprises is extremely meaningful, in the coming time, Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee should implement solutions to increase the number of ICT businesses quickly. In case, the number of IT enterprises increases, attracting the number of employees working today, it will contribute nearly 10% of GRDP of Ho Chi Minh City.
“Ho Chi Minh City focuses on training ICT human resources at an international level. At the same time, Ho Chi Minh City affirmed the important contribution of the industries associated with science and technology to the city economy and formed the East Interactive High Urban Area. This area will have an area of about 200ha to test new technologies that have not been officially saved, ”Mr. Nguyen Thien Nhan emphasized.
On this occasion, Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee awarded the 2019 ICT Awards (11th) to 23 individuals and organizations, in 6 groups (enterprises with typical software products and solutions; Enterprises with hardware products). typical businesses providing typical value-added services; Units with typical ICT applications; Units and individuals with outstanding achievements contributing to the development of ICT in the city and Birth Team ICT student with excellent research and learning achievements).
Hoang Ty (According to Industry and Trade Newspaper)