Mr. Nguyen Minh Hong - Deputy Minister of Information and Communication; Mr. Nguyen Thanh Phuc - Director of the Information and Technology Applications Office of the Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC); Ms. Nguyen Thi Bich Ngoc - Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People's Committee and head of Hanoi City Steering Committee on IT campaigns; and Mr. Pham Quoc Ban - Director of the Hanoi DIC, attended the ceremony along with FPT IS General Director Mr. Duong Trieu Dung and representatives from the World Bank and IT enterprises in Hanoi.

At the ceremony, Mr. Pham Quoc Ban said that the HNSDC under the DIC was funded by World Bank loans worth more than VND66 billion and the project's deployment and operation will help overcome many of the current IT inadequacies in the capital.

The leaders together put their hands on the globe to perform the rites of officially operating the Hanoi State data center

The HNSDC was designed according to modern data center standards and is one of the very few data centers in Vietnam that meets international standard QAA 942, level 3. It currently has 31 physical servers and 81 virtual servers, providing solutions for data integration, backup and sharing across the city to ensure connections with the Government. The center also has integrated data with 19 websites, e-portals, document management software, and email capabilities.