It’s great fuss to find high quality human resource in software development, together with software exportation turnover plummeted because of yen fell in the recent years.
In order to promote the development of domestic software export in general, and in Da Nang City in particular, Da Nang applies some preferential treatment for exporting software business. Chairman of Da Nang People's Committee, Huynh Duc Tho has recently signed a document regulating a number of mechanisms and policies to support software export enterprises in Da Nang City.
Accordingly, enterprises operating in the field of software export business in Da Nang City will be supported with infrastructure; human resource training and improving management skills; as well as trade promotion support and loan support at preferential interest rates.
In terms of infrastructure, Software Enterprises are entitled to have 20% discount on the rates applied to IT businesses leasing premises in Da Nang Software Park; 30% discount on hosting fee; 20% discount on server rental, server space rental, data storage service, information security and safety service; 20% discount on common use fee (hall, meeting room) in Da Nang Software Park. These treatments will be applied annually, but no more than 3 years.
There are some conditions to be applied the preferential treatment is that the software enterprises in Da Nang need to have more than 20 employees directly involved in software export activities and have export turnover more than 200 thousand dollars per year.
In human resources training, Software Enterprises are supported with 30% of the initial training cost, with the total support of 3 years is no more than 50 million VND, with training contents: Intensive software programming skills (including C, Java, database management and IT systems, IC design, information security, other programming languages) focus on productive export business unit, IT project management skills.
In addition, the software companies will be also supported the cost of consulting the construction of quality assurance process CMMI international standards from level 3 or above. The support level for each consultancy contract is 20% of the contract value, but the total support is not more than 200 million VND per enterprise.
Regarding trade promotion, enterprises are supported 100% of the cost of registration protection of domestic software copyright but not exceeding 5 million VND per software product and no more than 3 software products per enterprise a year.
Da Nang also supports the participation of international trade fairs in the country, specifically free space for exhibitions held in Da Nang; 50% of the standard booth costs will be provided if the fair is held in other localities but no more than 2 standard booths each time per enterprises per.
In addition, Software Enterprises will be also received 50% of advertising costs or postings on Da Nang Electronic Portal, Da Nang E-commerce Portal, Da Nang News and Telecoms, as well as loans will be supported by Da Nang Development and Investment Fund with preferential interest rates as prescribed.
The conditions to be applied preferential policies in Da Nang City is that enterprises must be have more than 20 employees directly involved in the activities of the Software export business; and have $ 200,000 USD/ year in export turnover.
By Thuy Le