CPV: The Government of India proposes to set up the Vietnam-India Advance Resource Centre in Information Technology in Hanoi which is worth nearly USD 2 million and expected to be operational by August.
According to the Indian Embassy in Hanoi, the hi-tech centre will support a wide range of training in Information & Communication Technology (ICT), application of e-learning technology in education, infrastructure for web portal creation, service infrastructure for GIS application development, turn key support for e-governance applications and digital library infrastructure for use by libraries.
The embassy said apart from students and professional, the centre will also train teachers in IT and IT-based teaching tools, officials working in the Government of Vietnam, and provide specialized assistance in identifying e-governance solutions for various departments in the Government of Vietnam.
The Indian side will supply the hardware and networking equipment by June 2011. From May, it will also train 28 Vietnamese experts in India for a period of three months. These experts will impart training to more than 2,000 students and Government officials every year.
The project is being implemented by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC).
It will be the single largest capacity-building project under bilateral assistance from India.