HP to play a role in the future of Quang Ninh Province
  • | dtinews | January 22, 2010 06:00 PM

Hewlett Packard (HP) has taken the first steps in an agreement to aid technology development in Quang Ninh Province.


HP Vietnam is donating 2,000 desktop computers to 100 schools across Quang Ninh on the afternoon of January 22, the first move after an agreement to collaborate with the province for its IT development. Vietnam Data Communication Company will provide internet services for free for 1 year.

Both Quang Ninh Province and HP Vietnam have been working to strengthen the IT sector application in the northern province, specifically in E-Government and education computerisation projects and to meet the province’s goals for progress in social and business development.

Vu Duc Dam, Quang Ninh Province’s Chairman, shared that the People’s Committee, the Department of Telecommunications, and the Department of Education and Training are committed to providing strong support to ensure the smooth execution of IT programs in the form of infrastructural facilities such as rooms, tables and chairs, shelves, electricity, and IT networks.

Currently, HP Vietnam’s specialists and partners are working with Quang Ninh Province to plan and provide consultancy for essential IT projects that will ensure equipment will be supplied on time, with the most relevant configuration and at prices suitable for the province’s budget.

With this agreement, HP will support Quang Ninh Province and give it the potential to be put on the IT map in Vietnam. We plan to meet twice a year to refine plans and maximise our progress,” Trinh Thanh Lam, General Manager of Personal Systems Group, HP Vietnam stated at the press conference.

Furthermore, HP Vietnam will work with its partners to introduce various education-specific IT software applications, solutions and training management to the province and to offer discounted programs on notebooks and PCs for teachers and students in the province. With the support of HP Vietnam’s financial partners, the plan is to provide loaning programmes with low or no interest.