On January 6th 2020, the Prime Minister issued Decision no.27/QD-TTg on establishing the information technology zone in Danang – Stage 1, effective from January 6th 2020. Specifically, the Danang information technology (IT) zone – Stage 1 has an area of 131 hectares, located in Hoa Lien commune, Hoa Vang district, Danang city.
The Ministry of Information and Communications shall assume the prime responsibility and coordinate with the ministries, branches, Danang People’s Committee and concerned units in guiding the implementation of the decision; The Ministry of Planning and Investment was assigned to assume the prime responsibility for, and coordinate with the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Information and Communications in, balancing the allocation of investment capital to support investment in and construction of infrastructure of Danang centralized IT Park according to law provisions.
Besides, the People’s Committee of Danang has 5 tasks including approving the organizational structure and operational regulations of the Danang central IT Management Group, then performing the state management function for the investment projects in the centralized IT zone, and prioritizing the allocation of development investment capital from the state budget for investment in infrastructure development connecting to Danang centralized IT Park – phase 1 and non-business social infrastructures in the area. Therefore, developing the plans and synchronously deploy solutions to attract foreign corporations and large domestic enterprises in the fields of IT, electronics and telecommunications to invest in Danang centralized IT Zone and set up company, apply for investment registration certificate. Finally, directing and organizing the levels of local governments and functional agencies of Danang city in cooperation with Danang IT Park development joint stock company to implement the construction, management to IT zone focus on Danang to develop in the fast and sustainable way.
Danang IT Park is entitled to preferential policies for centralized IT zone as stipulated in the Article 22 Decree no.154/2013/ND-CP to attract the investors to invest and set up business in Da Nang IP park, such as: Preferential corporate income tax for 15 years with tax exemption policy for the first 4 years, 5% for the next 9 years, 10% for the next 2 years and tax incentives after 15 years of operation is 20-22%. Moreover, exemption of import tax for imported goods to create fixed assets, raw materials, machinery and equipment that cannot be domestically produced to serve the production of IT products and IT services of enterprises; 50% reduction of payable personal income tax on income from salaries and wages of high-tech human resources working in IT. In addition, site clearance and infrastructure investment in Danang IT Park- stage 1 will be supported by government and local budgets in accordance with the law, master plan on development of centralized information technology zone approved by the Government. The Danang IT Park – stage 1 will also receive investment credit loans at Vietnam Development Bank for investment.
In the future, domestic and international investors need to update the progress when making investment in the IT sector as well as seizing the investment opportunity, to be able to enjoy the best incentives that Danang set for IT sector in the city with aim to develop a green city to attract the investment that need talents in IT.