The Hanoitimes - Construction started on June 14 on the second phase of the information technology and foreign language center of the Defense Ministry’s Telecommunications University in Nha Trang city in Khanh Hoa province of Vietnam.
The work is a fruite of cooperation between Vietnam and India.
The building of the center’s IT infrastructure is funded with VND120 billion (US$ 5.19 million) by the Indian Government.
Maj. Gen. Khuc Dang Tuan, Commander of the Signal Corps, said the center covers 30,000 square meters of land in Vinh Hoa ward of Nha Trang city.
The ceremony marks the building of Phase II of the IT and foreign languages center of the Telecommunications University. Photo: TTXVN
Once completed, it will be able to provide training for 2,000 people and also be the working place of 1,000 people with research and development tasks to provide services for the army and the society.
Visiting Indian Minister of Defence Nirmala Sitharaman appreciated the two countries’ cooperation through the outcomes of the first phase of this center, adding that India is ready to send experts to continue supporting Vietnam in IT infrastructure building and personnel training.
She said this cooperation is a demonstration of the enhanced comprehensive strategic partnership between India and Vietnam.
Deputy Minister of Defense Nguyen Chi Vinh said that the results of the center's activities during the past time have confirmed the right direction for the cooperation and friendship between the governments, armies and people of Vietnam and India.
This is also an important pre-condition for the two defense ministries to continue investing in the second phase to turn the center into a prestigious establishment in training high-quality IT and foreign language manpower and researching, applying and transferring IT and telecommunication technologies.
With strong support of India, phase I of the IT and foreign language center was inaugurated in April 2015.
It has opened 52 training courses on IT and English for more than 4,000 army and non-army students so far.
The second phase of the center is set to be put into use in late 2019.