Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and other officials plant a tree at the complex (Source: VNA)
 
Can Tho (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on August 10 attended the inauguration of the FPT University and Software Park Complex (first phase) in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho.

Covering an area of 17 hectares, the complex was built at a cost of 2 trillion VND (around 88 million USD). As the fourth complex of the FPT Corporation in the country, it is expected to train 25,000 students within the next 10 years and create thousands of new jobs in the fields of software, IT services, tourism and hi-tech agriculture.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, PM Phuc highly evaluated the FPT Corporation’s strategy on human resource development, including the model of FPT University which has attracted a large number of domestic and foreign students.

The government has paid due attention to digital human resources to serve the building of an e-government, towards a digital economy and a digital society amidst the fourth industrial revolution, he said.

The PM held that the FPT University and Software Park Complex is an effective model for training new technologies, especially in the fourth industrial revolution, helping students to acquire skills and practical experiences and thereby satisfying the needs of recruiters.

He expected that the FPT University would have aspirations and visions to become a big university, a leading centre for training and scientific-technological research in Vietnam and a symbol of tertiary education reforms of the country.

The university should reach out to the region and the world and become a provider of human resources in the field of science and technology, particularly personnel for digital technology, for the Mekong Delta and the whole Mekong region, PM Phuc said.

The PM took this occasion to request leaders of ministries, sectors, localities and universities, including the FPT University, to effectively implement the Party Central Committee’s Resolution 29 on comprehensive education and training reforms.

He emphasized the need to build mechanisms and policies to realize the target of digital human resource development, striving to turn Vietnam into a training centre that is able to provide high-quality digital human resources for the region and the world as well.

Also on August 10, PM Phuc and his entourage visited and presented gifts to a number of revolutionary contributors, heroic Vietnamese mothers and veteran officials in Can Tho city.-VNA