The ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest for the Ho Chi Minh City Region (ACM/ICPC) commenced on October 29.

As many as 316 Vietnamese students in 107 teams entered the competition.

The 10 top teams will represent Vietnam at the Asian qualifying round for ACM/ICPC 2014 in Thailand from November 13-15.

The best Asian representatives will compete in the final round in Morocco in 2015.

On the same day, the 23 rd Vietnam Informatics Olympic Contest for Students (OLP 2014) also started in Ho Chi Minh City , attracting nearly 400 students from 67 universities and colleges throughout the country.

The two competitions, jointly organised by the Ministry of Education and Training, the Vietnam Informatics Association and the Industrial University of HCM City, will run until October 31.-VNA