February 29, 2024

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Singapore and Vietnam Forge Green and Digital Partnership

Singapore and Vietnam have taken significant steps to enhance their bilateral cooperation through the conclusion of government-to-government agreements and initiatives. This demonstrates the strong commitment of both countries to strengthen their partnership in emerging areas such as the green economy, digital economy, and innovation.

Singapore’s Second Minister for Trade and Industry, Dr Tan See Leng, accompanied Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong during his official visit to Hanoi, Vietnam. During this visit, Prime Minister Lee and Vietnam’s Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh witnessed the signing of several partnerships that will further strengthen bilateral cooperation.

Minister Tan emphasised the significance of these agreements, stating that they reflect the commitment of both countries to build a stronger partnership in emerging sectors which aim to create new opportunities for businesses and individuals in both Singapore and Vietnam.

He added that the two nations can establish themselves as global leaders by working together to address comprehensive issues like climate change and the digital transformation of economies. Their collaborative efforts can act as role models for other countries, promoting international collaboration in the face of urgent problems.

Additionally, one of the key developments during the visit was the Upgrade of the Framework Agreement on Singapore-Vietnam Connectivity. Minister Tan and Vietnam’s Minister of Planning and Investment, Nguyen Chi Dzung, exchanged Side Letters to affect this upgrade. This marks the first expansion of the Connectivity Framework Agreement (CFA) since its initial signing in 2005.

The upgraded CFA now covers five pillars of cooperation in 11 areas, including energy connectivity, sustainability, infrastructure, digital innovation, and connectivity in various sectors. This expansion reflects the growing business opportunities in both established and emerging areas of growth.

Recognising the potential for collaboration between the innovation ecosystems of both countries, Minister Tan signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the Innovation Talent Exchange (ITX) Programme. This programme will facilitate talent exchange between Singapore and Vietnam, allowing professionals to work in eligible innovation-related roles in each other’s countries.

It aims to equip talent from both nations with the skills and experiences needed to seize opportunities in the field of innovation. A joint task force will support the implementation of the MoU, with further details about the ITX Programme to be released in due course.

Further, the potential for economic progress in both Singapore and Vietnam can be fueled by their enhanced engagement in the green and digital economies. By combining their resources and knowledge, Singapore and Vietnam can take advantage of new markets that will open new opportunities for companies to grow and prosper. Their citizens may see greater affluence and the creation of jobs because of this economic growth.

Likewise, this collaboration highlights the significance of innovation. Cooperating in fields such as technology, R&D, and other sectors allows both countries to foster innovation, which is essential for maintaining competitiveness in the international market. Knowledge and idea sharing between Singapore and Vietnam has the potential to lead to ground-breaking discoveries that will benefit not just their own economies but also the global community at large.

Also, this collaboration goes beyond the fields of technology and the economy. It shows how dedicated both nations are to common ideals like free markets, entrepreneurship, and environmental stewardship. These common values provide a strong basis for cooperation and can be used as an example of how states with disparate histories and cultures can successfully cooperate for their own interests.

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CTC Global Singapore, a premier end-to-end IT solutions provider, is a fully owned subsidiary of ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) and ITOCHU Corporation.

Since 1972, CTC has established itself as one of the country’s top IT solutions providers. With 50 years of experience, headed by an experienced management team and staffed by over 200 qualified IT professionals, we support organizations with integrated IT solutions expertise in Autonomous IT, Cyber Security, Digital Transformation, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Well-known for our strengths in system integration and consultation, CTC Global proves to be the preferred IT outsourcing destination for organizations all over Singapore today.

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Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit www.planview.com.

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SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.

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HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 

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IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider. We help clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,000 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity and service.

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