Overseas Vietnamese in US’s Silicon Valley
willing to help motherland
2/7/2005. Cập nhật lúc 15h 58'
All businesses in Silicon Valley
want to help Vietnam, said Thanh Nguyen, founder of Paramit, an
electronics manufacturing services company with 300 employees,
during a meeting on June 27th between prominent Vietnamese-American
chief executives in Silicon Valley, a delegation from the United
States, and a Vietnamese delegation.
Hien Duc Cung,
chief executive of Advantek in Palo Alto, said that he wants to set
up a high-tech training programme in Vietnam.
Most of the
Silicon Valley entrepreneurs present at the meeting were
establishing ventures in Vietnam or exploring out opportunities in
The Vietnamese delegation to the meeting, led
by Vice Minister of Science and Technology (MoST) Tran Quoc Thang,
was part of the entourage accompanying Prime Minister Phan Van
Khai’s recent visit to the United States.
The meeting was
aimed to promote co-operative ties between Vietnamese businesses and
their counterparts in Silicon Valley, especially in the high-tech
During the meeting, organised by the business
group Vietnamese Silicon Valley Network, Vice Minister Tran Quoc
Thang said Vietnam hoped to receive help and co-operation from
Vietnamese living in the US and overseas, especially those in
Silicon Valley, in developing the country’s economy.
“Vietnam would like to see more knowledge transfer from
overseas Vietnamese in the high-tech, sciences, biotechnology and
manufacturing sectors,” he said.
In an interview with the
Mercury News, the Vice Minister said the Vietnamese delegation
visited Silicon Valley “to learn from the examples of Silicon Valley
as well as to listen to suggestions and concerns of
Vietnamese-Americans in the high tech arena.”.
Valley entrepreneurs expressed concerns over the lack of a legal
framework in Vietnam to protect businesses and intellectual property
rights and to enforce the central government’s policies at the local
They suggested the Vietnamese government boost the
high-tech sector by offering more training and entrepreneural
The Vietnamese delegation invited Silicon Valley
entrepreneurs to visit Vietnam to seek business opportunities with
guidance of the MoST. The Vietnamese Government will be more open
and willing to embrace Vietnamese-Americans, MoST Vice Minister Tran
Quoc Thang assured the entrepreneurs.
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