Capacity development on industry 4.0 in Vietnam

5 June 2018 | Hanoi, Vietnam

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), in collaboration with the Industry Agency at Viet Nam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT), has organized a one-day executive seminar on Industry 4.0. It was followed by a three-day workshop.

The seminar, bringing together over 20 high-level policymakers from the different ministries and departments engaged in implementing Viet Nam’s industrial policy, provided a brief overview of current policy options vis-à-vis Industry 4.0. It featured case studies from a range of countries, zooming in on current initiatives in South Korea and South Africa in particular.

The event concluded with a panel discussion on the private sector’s perspective with the Vice President of Siemens, Vietnam, and the Country Managing Director from the ABB electrical equipment company.

The three-day workshop for mid-level officials elaborated further on the topic and added exercises to initiate a policy dialogue involving all relevant stakeholders.

The two events are part of a project, funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, aiming to enhance the quality of Viet Nam’s industrial development strategy and policy by building institutional capacity, compiling industrial reports for the public and the private sector, and proposing concrete strategies and policies to enhance Viet Nam’s industrial competitiveness.

At the opening, Tran Quang Ha, Deputy Director General of the Industry Agency, MOIT, thanked UNIDO for its timely intervention during a time where Viet Nam is about to define its policy response to the new trends and developments associated with Industry 4.0. Jaehwan Jung, a project manager at UNIDO, looked ahead to future cooperation with the Vietnamese government to support the country on its industrialization trajectory.

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