23 October 2019 – A new Tech Centre to promote technology research in Cambodia will be built at the National Institute of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Communication Technology (NIPTICT) campus in Phnom Penh.

The four-story Tech Centre, with a total area of 3,800 square meters, will be the first digital technology research and development centre in Cambodia. It is a joint-venture between NIPTICT and state-owned research firm, Viettel.

The facility will be used to drive research and development on Data Science, Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, technology for agriculture (AgriTech), technology for Financial (Fintech) and Health Technology (HealthTech).

Dr. Seng Sopheap, NIPTICT president, said the centre will aid students in researching how to improve technology.

Nhong Dinthan, Viettel Cambodia’s deputy general director, mentioned that his company is delighted to contribute to the development of human resources for digital research and development field. “Through this building, students will gain experience, both academically and professionally, which will boost the Cambodian economy,” he said.

The Minister of Posts and Telecommunications, H.E. Tram Iv Tek, said that the building will be a place that allows for the collaboration of public and private research, which is in line with the current market needs.

“[The building] will help us prepare for a digital economy and seize opportunities brought about by the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” he explained.