Deputy Defense Minister Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh attended and spoke at the event. The ceremony also saw the attendance of Indian Ambassador in Vietnam Pranay Verma.

Delegates cut the ribbon to inaugurate the structure 1B in the second phase of the IT and Foreign Language Center project.

The IT and Foreign Language Center was constructed under the Memorandum of Understanding on bilateral cooperation reached by the Vietnamese and Indian governments. The first phase of the project was completed and put into operation in April 2015.

Speaking at the event, General Vinh sincerely thanked the cooperation and valuable assistance of the Indian government and military in building the center in the compound of the Communication University. He highlighted the fruitful cooperation between the two countries in various fields, especially defense and security. Over the past time, the Indian government and Defense Ministry helped the Vietnamese Ministry of National Defense in training and strengthening the defense industry, contributing to fostering the modernization process and raising the combat power of the Vietnam People’s Army in the new period.

The Deputy Defense Minister stressed that the center was one of the milestones in bilateral defense and security cooperation and symbolized the intensive and effective cooperative friendship between the two governments, militaries, and peoples. He affirmed that the Central Military Commission and the Ministry of National Defense will always support and create favorable conditions for building the center into a prestigious software park in the military.

According to Headmaster of the Communication University Senior Colonel Le Xuan Hung, since its operation five years ago, the center has provided training courses in network management, programming, information security, and foreign languages for around 20,000 trainees to meet the requirements of missions. The unit also developed IT products and fostered cooperation with more than 30 domestic and international partners in training and IT.

He affirmed that once operational, the second phase of the project, including the structures 1A, 1B, and 1C, will turn the center into a major IT and foreign languages training center in the Central region and the country. The center studies and produces software and IT products to meet the requirements of army building missions, consolidate defense, and meet the demand of the industrialization and modernization of the country and international market. 

At the event, Indian Ambassador in Vietnam Pranay Verma reaffirmed India’s commitment to assist Vietnam in strengthening its IT and defense capacities. This important project will help promote Vietnam-India relations in the new era and bilateral cooperation in the IT sector. 

Translated by Tran Hoai