Vietnamese young intellectuals, businesses in US called for investing in HCMC

Tuesday, 26/07/2022 16:14
The delegation of HCMC high-ranking officials led by Chairman of the HCMC People’s Committee Phan Van Mai recently had a meeting with Vietnamese young intellectuals and businesses during the delegation’s visit to the US.

Chairman of the HCMC People’s Committee Phan Van Mai speaks at the meeting

Young intellectuals and entrepreneurs attending the meeting are engineers and experts working in technology companies, such as Google, Twitter in Silicon Valley.

At the meeting, Director of the HCMC Department of Information and Communications Lam Dinh Thang introduced the city’s policies calling for businesses to invest in the technology sector.

He added that the city is facing challenges of attracting talents, developing AI and raising the people’s awareness about digital transformation.

According to Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ho Chi Minh City Finance and Investment State Owned Company (HFIC) Nguyen Ngoc Hoa, startup projects will receive financial assistance from investment funds. HCMC will build a legal framework for Fintech (Financial Technology).

Speaking at the event, Chairman of the HCMC People’s Committee Phan Van Mai expressed his sincere thanks to young intellectuals and entrepreneurs for their support to Vietnam and HCMC. He required departments to study the proposals, including high-level human resource training to meet the city’s demand for development.

The meeting was an activity ending the delegation's official visit to the United States. The working trip contributed to boost relations between Vietnam and the US as well as the US' cities and HCMC./.