Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), which is the largest economic center of Vietnam, plays an important driving impetus for economic growth. HCMC contributes one-third GDP, one-third industrial output value, 30% total budget revenue of Vietnam and attracts large volumes of foreign direct investment (FDI).
HCMC attracted nearly 7.5 million international tourists in 2018.
The system of airport, seaport, IT parks and hi-tech parks in Ho Chi Minh City is the largest and the most busiest in Vietnam.
HCMC is the international gateway for more than 50 international bank branches and 3,000 representative offices from more than 62 countries.
There are over 110 universities and colleges with approximately 700,000 students, including more than 31 universities and 18 colleges training information technology.
HCMC is home to a large number of big IT enterprises in Vietnam. There are 1,930 enterprises operating in IT included many big multinational corporations such as Intel, HP, IBM, Renesas, Fujitsu, NEC, etc.
Most of Vietnam’s hi-tech parks and research centers are located in HCMC such as: Quang Trung Software City (QTSC); QTSC chain including 2 members: QTSC and Information Technology Park – Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City (VNU-ITP); Saigon Hi-Tech Part (SHP); Agricultural Hi-Tech Park of Ho Chi Minh City (AHTP); Biotechnology Center of Ho Chi Minh City.
HCMC is highly eveluated by prestigious organizations in the world.
HCMC was ranked (#18) in Top 20 global services cities - Tholons (2016).
HCMC was ranked (#2) in the world's Top 10 Most Dynamic Cities - Jones LangLaSalle City Momentum Index (2017).