Leading IT businesses from the Asian-Oceania Computing Industry Organisation (ASOCIO) are interested in joining the information technology market in Vietnam, which has grown significantly and has become a regional example.

Chairman Abdullah Kafi made the statement at a reception given by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung in Hanoi on October 29.

Welcoming the delegates to the 2014 ASOCIO ICT Summit, the Prime Minister said the Vietnamese Government considers information and communications technology as a new development tool to increase productivity and competitiveness.

Apart from establishing a national Steering Committee on the application of ICT, the Government has approved a mechanism on ICT services in State-run offices to enhance the IT application and management efficiency, he noted.

The Prime Minister said he hopes the ASOCIO and ICT businesses will support Vietnam in the field in the near future.

Established in 1984, ASOCIO is responsible for promoting trade between its members and developing the ICT industry in the region. The association represents 29 economies with over 10,000 ICT companies and total revenues of 350 million USD.

The ASOCIO ICT Summit is currently taking place in Hanoi and Da Nang city under the theme “ICT - the new paradigm for socio-economic development and agricultural restructuring”.-VNA