NZ opens technology center in Vietnam

Eden Estopace
eGov Innovation

New Zealand has opened a new technology center at Quang Tring Software City in Ho Chi Minh City.

The Kiwi Technology Center is envisioned to be a hub for New Zealand tech companies investing and doing business in Vietnam and the ASEAN region.

The first companies to set up shop in the center include software services business Augen Software Group which won the Vietnam IT Excellence award last year, healthcare technology companies Orion Health and HealthTech and apparel manufacturing optimization firm ShapeShifter.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for New Zealand technology companies and I look forward to more of them utilizing the Kiwi Connection hub and meeting with businesses from around the region who want to work with New Zealand companies and use technology services from within ASEAN,” said New Zealand's Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce in a statement.

Joyce also announced last week a project to build a New Zealand-Vietnam friendship bridge in Ho Chi Minh City to celebrate the ties between the two countries.

Vietnam is New Zealand’s fastest growing trade market in Southeast Asia, with merchandise exports reportedly doubling since 2007.

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