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Intel helps bring IT to rural areas

In Uncategorized on July 1, 2010 at 10:25 am

Intel helps bring IT to rural areas

QĐND – Tuesday, June 29, 2010, 20:42 (GMT+7)

Intel Vietnam will further extend a project to bring information technology (IT) to isolated and rural areas in Vietnam, following encouraging results of its first phase.

Under a memorandum of understanding signed between the Vietnam Public-Utility Telecom Service Fund (VTF) and the representative office of the Intel Semiconductor Ltd in Vietnam, from June 2010 till June 2015, Intel will compile handbooks on how to use computers, the internet and office software, to be distributed to people in isolated and rural areas.

The company will also cooperate with Vietnamese partners to convert office software into Vietnamese language for use in target areas. In addition, Intel will produce computers at reasonable prices for sale in three areas.

Seminars and training courses will be held to help local people improve their IT knowledge and skills.

According to Pham Do Tuan, General Director of Intel Vietnam, the MoU reaffirmed Intel commitments in helping Vietnam develop its IT industry.

As part of those commitments, Intel Vietnam recently announced scholarships worth US$1.76 million in 2010 to 22 technical students to study two years in Portland State University in the US.

In 2009, 28 Vietnamese students received Intel scholarships worth US$2.24 million for study abroad.

The scholarship programme was designed to prepare human resource for Intel’s giant electronic chip factory, which is operating in Ho Chi Minh City.

Additionally, Intel Vietnam also provided teaching equipment and experts to IT training facilities accepted Vietnamese students as trainees at its factory.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

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