The Complex of FPT University and FPT Can Tho Software Park is invested by the Group with a total budget of VND 1.4 trillion (USD 61.5 million) on an area of 17 ha in Can Tho.
On December 6, FPT recently held the groundbreaking ceremony for the Complex of FPT University and FPT Can Tho Software Park in Can Tho as known as the capital of the West. The ceremony has witnessed the participation of the Steering Committee for the Southwest Region Nguyen Hung Dung, Vice Chairman of Can Tho City People’s Committee Vo Thi Hong Anh and other leaders of local authorities, leaders of FPT and nearly 300 staff.
FPT University Can Tho and Can Tho Software Park are one of the largest capital projects to be deployed in the capital city of the West in 2017.
The Complex of FPT University and FPT Can Tho Software Park are invested by the Group with a total budget of VND 1.4 trillion (USD 61.5 million) on 2.66 hectares of land in urban area on Nguyen Van Cu Street, Ninh Kieu District. The total land area which Can Tho commits to deliver for FPT is 17 ha.
The launch of this project marked new development in FPT’s long-term and sustainable growth strategy. The construction of FPT’s modern and large-scale complex in Can Tho will ensure a professional and modern learning environment for FPT staffs and students in Can Tho. In addition, FPT expects to contribute to the supply of high quality human resources for the whole South West region as well as to create employment opportunities for hi-tech workers in Can Tho City. FPT aims to successfully build FPT University- Can Tho Campus in 2025 with the scale of 10,000 students.
In the context of increasingly demand of high technology development in Can Tho, the construction and expansion of FPT will create thousands of jobs in software, telecommunications and information technology, contributing to the supply of high quality human resources in the locality. In particular, FPT Software plans to recruit at least 500 new staff in Can Tho until 2020.
In the first phase, FPT University Can Tho and Can Tho Software Park will be built on an area of 5.2 ha with the investment capital of more than VND 400 billion (USD 17.6 million) including office building for staff, the student lecture hall and other facilities. It is expected to be a modern and comfortable learning/ working place for about 3,000 employees and 5,000 FPT students.
Speaking at the event, FPT CEO Bui Quang Ngoc emphasized the establishment of the Complex of FPT University and FPT Can Tho Software Park confirmed FPT’s long-term commitment to invest in the field of information technology in the Mekong Delta. This is the fourth complex of FPT after F-Ville (Hanoi) , FPT Complex (Danang) and F- Town (Ho Chi Minh City).
“The complex is expected to become a highlight of the city in terms of economy and education as well as affirmation of FPT long-term commitment,” said CEO Bui Quang Ngoc. “We desires to contributes to the economic restructuring of Can Tho City, bringing Can Tho into a smart city with solid technological background and high quality resources”.
Speaking at the ground-breaking ceremony, Mrs. Vo Thi Hong Anh- Vice Chairman of Can Tho People’s Committee, hoped that Can Tho would become a smart city, catching up with the Industrial 4.0 revolution in the coming period. Of which, the issue of resource training plays a very important role.
The Complex of FPT University and FPT Can Tho Software Park is the 12th project of FPT in Vietnam. The previous 11 projects included office buildings in Hanoi (FPT Cau Giay, FPT Hoa Lac University, F-Ville 1, 2), Da Nang (FPT Massda, FPT Complex) and Ho Chi Minh City (F-Town 1 & 2, FPT Tan Thuan 1, 2 and 3).
Units in FPT Can Tho are including: FPT Trading, FPT Telecom, FPT Software, FPT Information System, FPT Retail working in many different buildings. Only FPT Software and FPT Trading are working in the same building in 69 Hung Vuong but the scalability is limited.