Prime Minister assumes Chairmanship of National Committee on Digital Transformation

The National Committee on E-Government has been restructured and renamed as the National Committee on Digital Transformation. The Committee has 16 members, chaired by Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh.

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Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh is Chairman of the National Committee on Digital Transformation. 

On September 24, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh signed and promulgated a decision on consolidating and renaming the National Committee on E-Government into the National Committee on Digital Transformation.

Besides the Prime Minister as its chairman, the Committee has two vice chairs, including the Standing Vice Chair who is the Deputy Prime Minister in charge of information and communication and the Minister of Information and Communications.

The Committee also has members who are the Ministers of Public Security, Science and Technology, Finance, Planning and Investment, Home Affairs, Health, Education and Training, Industry and Trade, Construction, Agriculture and Rural Development, the Head of the Government Office, Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam and Deputy Minister of Information and Communications.

The National Committee on Digital Transformation is responsible for researching and proposing to the Government and the Prime Minister and assisting the Government and the Prime Minister in directing and coordinating the implementation of guidelines, strategies, mechanisms and policies on creating a legal environment to promote the process of national digital transformation, closely linked with administrative reform; building and developing e-Government, digital government, digital economy, digital society and smart city; facilitating the implementation of the fourth industrial revolution in Vietnam.

Prime Minister assumes Chairmanship of National Committee on Digital Transformation

The Committee is also in charge of giving opinions on strategies, programs, mechanisms, policies, schemes and projects related to digital transformation; and building and developing e-Government, digital government, digital economy, digital society and smart city under the authority of the Government and the Prime Minister.

The Committee also has the task of helping the Government direct ministries, agencies and localities to implement digital transformation goals, tasks and solutions, to develop e-Government, digital government, and digital economy, digital society and smart city; coordinating the implementation of interdisciplinary strategies, programs, mechanisms, policies, schemes, projects and solutions on digital transformation, building and developing e-government, digital government, digital economy, digital society and smart city.

The Committee will jointly coordinate the implementation of the National Digital Transformation Program; monitor and coordinate the implementation of relevant contents of the National Strategy on the Fourth Industrial Revolution to 2030.

 

The Committee is assigned to helpthe Government and Prime Minister inspect and speed up the implementation of interdisciplinary strategies, programs, mechanisms, policies, schemes, projects and solutions on digital transformation, construction and development of e-government, digital government, digital economy, digital society and smart city and the implementation of the National Digital Transformation Program.

The Prime Minister also decided to establish a Working Group to assist the Committee based at the Ministry of Information and Communications. This working group is led by the Minister of Information and Communications and has vice heads who are the Deputy Ministers of Information and Communications, Planning and Investment, Industry and Trade, Construction and a leader of the Committee for the Management of State Capital at Enterprises.

The working group includes representatives of department-level officials of a number of ministries, agencies and leaders, experts from major telecom groups like the VNPT, Viettel, Vietnam Post, FPT and some local and international experts on e-Government, digital government, digital transformation, digital economy, smart city, and digital society. In case of necessity, the Working Group is allowed to mobilize domestic and foreign consultants to perform assigned tasks.

Approved in June 2020, the National Digital Transformation Program to 2025, with a vision to 2030, set the target of turning Vietnam into a digital national, a stable and prosperous country that pioneers in testing new technologies and models; fundamentally and comprehensively renovating management and administration activities of the Government, production and business activities of enterprises, people's ways of living and working, developing a safe, humane, and wide digital environment by 2030.

The National Digital Transformation Program aims at the dual goal of developing a digital government, digital economy, and digital society, as well as forming Vietnamese digital technology enterprises that are capable of going global, with some specific fundamentals.

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