Da Nang to develop digital hub and regional bio-tech centre

Thursday, Aug 20, 2020 15:39

Da Nang Information Technology Park aims to become the 'central Viet Nam Silicon Valley' in the northwest region of the city. The city plans to become a digital hub and bio-tech centre in central Viet Nam. — Photo courtesy Kieu Linh

The CMC Corporation, the second largest Information and Communications (ICT) group in Viet Nam, has proposed a strategic development plan for a creative space and a digital hub in Da Nang.

CMC said the creative space will help turn Viet Nam into a digital hub in the Asia-Pacific region with estimated investment of VND12 trillion (US$522 million).

It said the Da Nang-based CMC Creative Space will help Da Nang become an internet and data exchange site in the Asia-Pacific region, and a destination for the 2,500km Cross Viet Nam Cable System that will run through 19 provinces and cities including Lang Son, Ha Noi, Da Nang, HCM City and Tay Ninh.

CMC said Da Nang will act as a data centre and software and internet exchange in the VND500 billion ($21.7 million) trans-Viet Nam cable system that will connect Viet Nam and ASEAN through the Greater Mekong Sub-region-Internet Exchange.


A hi-tech farm zone is built in a suburban area in central Viet Nam. A regional bio-tech centre is planned in the central city of Da Nang in 2020-30. — VNS Photo Cong Thanh

Da Nang has agreed to put forward VND651 billion ($28.3 million) for upgrading the Da Nang 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 Hoa Vang District on a total area of 540ha.

The Viet Nam Dairy Products Joint-Stock Company (Vinamilk) has invested $26.5 million in a dairy farm on 124ha in Hoa Phong Commune in Hoa Vang District. — VNS

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