Photo taken of the Information Technology Service Centre, FPT Complex, in Da Nang (Source:VNS)
Da Nang (VNA) - FPT, a Vietnam software giant, has officially inaugurated the Information Technology (IT) Service Centre, FPT Complex, in the central city of Da Nang, providing office space for 3,200 IT employees in the first stage and 10,000 engineers in the second stage.

It’s the biggest IT service centre in the central region with an aim of contributing 1 billion USD to FPT’s software export revenue in 2020.

The first stage of the 5.9ha complex was built with an investment of 485 billion VND (23 million USD). It has been recognised as an environment friendly and energy-saving complex by the Ministry of Construction, with a solar-power heater system and a solar power generator.

“It’s a green and smart place for 10,000 employees and partners working together. The centre was a crucial step of our strategy in developing Da Nang into a smart city and a world IT centre,” said FPT Chairman Trương Gia Binh.

“Da Nang is seen as a young dynamic city with 60 percent of its population of working age, and we have received positive support from the city’s leaders in developing the project,” he said.

He said the operation of the FPT Complex would help develop the e-education system in the city in the near future.

In the latest report from the city, FPT Da Nang, a company of FPT, contributed 37 percent of the city’s software export revenue in 2015 (50 million USD).

According to FPT, the group has been developing offices, apartments, villas, lakes, parks, traffic and public entertainment centres and a FPT university in a ‘green’ environment with standard waste water treatment, energy saving and renewal energy for both domestic and foreign IT employees and students.

Last year, FPT Software in cooperation with Japanese partners debuted its 10,000-Bridge Software Engineer (BrSE) training programme to boost the Japanese IT market by 2020.

FPT operates in 19 countries and has a labour force of 27,000 and a revenue of 1.8 billion USD.

In other news, FPT Software has officially signed a contract to provide Quang Ngai University of Finance and Accounting with Eduprove software.

The software was originally named Uniprove, which was developed under the cooperation between FPT Software and Hitachi in 2012. It is a comprehensive university management support system provided by Hitachi to Japanese universities.

It provides information management for students from entry to graduation and administrative support for teaching staff. Together, the two companies localised the programme into Vietnam and changed the specifications in accordance with the Vietnamese university system to develop Eduprove.-VNA