First locally-made tablets roll off production line in Da Nang

Monday, Feb 07, 2022 17:25

Participants at the introduction of the first tablets produced at the Da Nang IT Park. The tablets herald the first locally-made electronic product by Trung Nam Group, for domestic and export. — VNS Photo Cong Thanh

The first locally-made Xelex tablets have rolled off the production lines of the Trung Nam Electronic Manufacturing Services in Da Nang's IT Park, just two months after an agreement for the production of 100,000 tablets between Trung Nam Group and Xelex Corporation was signed.

The introduction of the made-in-Da Nang tablets, which will provide for online education programmes of school students, will spark the operation of electronic production lines from five factories at the IT Park in February and promises an estimated revenue of VND5 trillion (US$217 million) for Da Nang in 2022.

Deputy general director of Trung Nam Group Nguyen Ngoc Thao spoke at the ceremony introducing the first tablets on February 7.

“We’ll put into operation the first two plants with 20 surface-mount technology (SMT) lines, creating 2,000 jobs in March, while three other plants will be reserved to attract investment in electronics and telecommunications,” Thao said.

“The first manufacturing lines will help speed up the digitalisation process in Da Nang with an ambition of building it as a ‘smart city’ with a digital economy and administration in the coming years,” he said.

Thao added the first phase construction on the 20ha Data centre and R&D Zone, in partnership with Singapore’s Infracrowd Capital, will begin to complete the framework of Da Nang IT Park.

Last November, Trung Nam and Singapore’s Infracrowd Capital agreed to develop a green data centre – the first-ever Tier 3 Plus standard – in Da Nang's IT Park worth US$100 million.

Visitors try out the first made-in-Da Nang Xelex tablets.— VNS Photo Cong Thanh

The Da Nang Information Technology Park – the third national IT-centralised zone and the first in central Viet Nam's 'Silicon Valley’ – has been designed thanks to drawing investment from the US, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Singapore.

Trung Nam Group said it completed the first investment phase on 131ha at Da Nang IT Park with an investment of $47 million, while the second phase on another 210ha will be continued with an investment of $74 million.

Last year, South Korea’s LG Electronics began construction of its R&D centre – the second in Viet Nam – in Da Nang.

So far, six industrial zones, a hi-tech Park and IT Park of Da Nang drew 503 projects, of which 130 FDI projects, worth a total of $1.85 billion and VND27.5 trillion ($1.2 billion). — VNS

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