The information-communications technology (ICT) sector of Vietnam has recorded strong developments recently and is offering various opportunities to foreign enterprises including those from the UK, Vietnamese Ambassador to the UK and North Ireland Vu Quang Minh said at an October 30 seminar in London.

Nearly 60 UK attended the event , which was co-organised by the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Vietnamese Embassy in the UK , the UK-ASEAN Business Council and the Asia House organisation.

Commercial Counselor at the Vietnamese Embassy in the UK Nguyen Thi Hong Thuy said Vietnam has put forth many incentives to attract foreign investment in the field.

Nguyen Thanh Tuyen, Deputy Director of the Information Technolgy Department under the Ministry of Information and Communication, also told the participants that the Vietnamese Government has issued many policies to support and accelerate the development of the ITC sector.

He presented statistics that showed the sector’s turnover reached 25.5 billion USD last year, a year-on-year increase of 86 percent from 2011 and a five-fold surge against 2008’s figure, mainly sourced from electronics, hardware and software industries.-VNA