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MINISTRY OF PUBLIC SECURITY 

The Ministry of Public Security of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam is the body advising the Party and the State on protection of national security and maintenance of social order and safety, performing the unified management in protection of national security and maintenance of social order and safety; preventing and fighting against plots and acts of enemy forces, crimes of all types and violations of law on national security as well as social order and safety.

MINISTRY OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS

The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam is the policy making and regulatory body in the fields of press; publishing; posts, telecommunications; radio frequency; information technology, electronics; broadcasting; media; foreign information; domestic information; and national information and communication infrastructure; management of related public services on behalf of the Government.

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IDG VIETNAM

HCMC Office: 5th Fl., Rosana Building, 60 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: (84-8) 3827 7500 | Fax: +848 3827 7516

Hanoi Office: 2nd Floor. 18 Tran Hung Dao, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Tel: (84-4) 3933 5611 | Fax: +844-3933 5610
Website: www.idg.com.vn 

IDG Vietnam is a member of the International Data Group (IDG) – the world’s leading technology media and event company. Founded in 1964, IDG had 2003 revenues of $2.41 billion and has more than 13,000 employees worldwide. IDG offers the widest range of media options which reach more than 120 million technology buyers in 85 countries representing 95% of worldwide IT spending. IDG’s diverse product and services portfolio spans five key areas including: print publishing, online publishing, events and conferences, market research, and global marketing solutions.

IDG started its very first activity in Vietnam since 1992, by bringing the famous publication PC World to Vietnamese readers through providing the content of this publication to the Department of Sciences and Technology of Ho Chi Minh city. The localized version of the PC World has been published and warmly received by Vietnamese readers. In 1996, IDG Asia Representative Office was officially open in Ho Chi Minh city, active in areas of event management and research. Getting a firm grip on development trends of Vietnam, in 2003, IDG established the wholly-owned foreign company in order to capitalize on opportunities and potential of Vietnam market. Active areas of IDG Vietnam have been expanded to: Events; Research; and Publications. The position of IDG Vietnam has been firmly established as the leading company in these areas in Vietnam.

In addition to doing business in Vietnam, IDG commits to the development of Vietnam through a variety of practical projects in Vietnam, focusing on education, as according to IDG, is vital to the development of any society.

Frequently visited by the Founder and Chairman of IDG – Mr. Patrick J. McGovern, IDG Vietnam has been high on the business agenda of IDG. This year, 2004, witnessed two consecutive trips of Mr. McGovern to Vietnam, one in March and one in July, underlined by meetings with high-ranking officials of Vietnam. With full support from the Government of Vietnam, IDG is very confident in the investments it has been making in Vietnam.