Microsoft is committed to supporting Vietnam in various aspects, including cybersecurity and IT infrastructure development, according to Ralph Haupter, the corporate’s vice president and president of Microsoft Asia. 



Overview of the meeting. Source: VGP. 

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam meets with Ralph Haupter on January 16. Source: VGP.

Vietnam’s economy is growing at a rapid rate and attracting most of world’s leading IT companies, including Microsoft, Ralph said at a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam on January 16, the government portal reported. 

Since the firm's first presence in Vietnam in 1996, a variety of Microsoft products have been widely used in most government offices, enterprises and by Vietnamese people, Ralph added. 

Microsoft has also provided software packages worth US$22 million, cloud computing and over US$3 million for community services and educational purposes in Vietnam, he stated. 

Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam said Vietnam’s government has always been supporting foreign companies, including Microsoft to commit long-term business in Vietnam. 

Dam requested Microsoft to have tailor-made policies for Vietnam’s market, encourage the use of copyrighted software, while enhancing government agencies’ capabilities against cyberattacks and threats related to cybersecurity. 

Dam also mentioned Vietnam’s ongoing effort in digital transformation and expected Microsoft to play a positive part in the process, at the same time helping Vietnam improve IT infrastructure and training human resources.