CEO commits to providing training to local IT engineers and professionals during visit to Vietnam.
Google will provide training to 1,400 Vietnamese engineers and information technology (IT) professionals in the future, Google CEO Mr. Sundar Pichai told a meeting with Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on December 22.
He added that the group also has a project to promote Vietnam’s tourism image and support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to reach global markets through e-commerce, as well as other projects relating to education and training.
“Vietnam is one of the most important markets for Google,” he emphasized, and Google wishes to contribute to the country’s socioeconomic development and IT industry.
The Prime Minister expressed his appreciation of Mr. Pichai’s visit to Vietnam and Google’s contribution to the circulation of knowledge, information, and education to people around the world, for the development of individuals as well as countries.
Vietnam has a young population and has a golden generation, he went on, of which 52 per cent of the population of 93 million has access to the internet and the majority use Google as their search engine.
The country is integrating more deeply and has economic, trade and investment relations with most economies in the world, and has adopted favorable policies to encourage the development of the internet and the IT industry.
The government will therefore continue to create favorable conditions for major information technology groups in the world, PM Dung said. He also expressed his wish that Google would provide support and expand its cooperation with partners in Vietnam.
Mr. Pichai spoke highly of Vietnam’s development and its potential for developing IT. He added that with the signing of a free trade agreement with the EU and the TPP, Google will have a great opportunity to collaborate and further expand in Vietnam.
The number of people in Vietnam using Google as their search engine is three times higher than the global average.