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Strategy on developing digital economy & digital society submitted to gov’t

The Ministry of Information and Communications has submitted to the Government a draft Strategy for developing Vietnam’s digital economy and digital society, which may be approved this December. 

 

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According to Deputy Minister Nguyen Huy Dung, digital transformation has become a new driving force to promote socio-economic development, contributing to the fight against the epidemic and economic recovery.

The information was revealed by Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Huy Dung at the Vietnam DX Summit 2021. 

The event with the theme "Accelerating digital transformation towards a digital Vietnam" was held online by the Vietnam Software and IT services (VINASA) in collaboration with several units, and was broadcast on media platforms on December 1-3. 

This was an opportunity for ministries, sectors, localities and businesses to exchange ideas, and discuss and propose solutions to hasten the national digital transformation journey. 

During the event, the forum had the participation of more than 8,000 domestic and international delegates. The opening session on December 1 was attended by nearly 1,600 leaders of ministries, agencies, central and local governments, with 103 connection sites in 60 provinces and cities nationwide, as well as economic and diplomatic representative organizations from Japan, the US, Malaysia, South Korea, Singapore, Pakistan, and the Netherlands.

 

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VINASA President Nguyen Van Khoa said that digital transformation is creating unprecedented changes in all areas of the country's socio-economic life.

 

VINASA President Nguyen Van Khoa said that digital transformation is creating unprecedented changes in all areas of the country's socio-economic life. Every citizen and business is feeling profound changes day by day. However, the journey of national digital transformation to build a digital economy and a new digital society is at the start-up stage for a long journey with many challenges.

“Vietnam DX Summit 2021 is hosted by VINASA with the expectation of creating a forum to exchange knowledge, practical experiences and connect supply and demand cooperation in digital transformation, to accompany the Government, the business community and society as a whole strongly to promote digital transformation so that Vietnam can soon become a developed digital country," said Khoa.

Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Huy Dung said that, in the context of the pandemic, digital transformation has become an inevitable trend and a new driving force to promote socio-economic development, contributing to economic recovery and the fight against the pandemic.

The National Committee on Digital Transformation has just been established, chaired by the Prime Minister. This demonstrates the strong will and determination of the Vietnamese Government and the Prime Minister in promoting digital transformation from the central to the grassroots level, he said.

At the committee’s first meeting, 45 important tasks were proposed by the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) and other agencies to promote digital transformation in Vietnam. The MIC advised the Prime Minister to issue a strategy to develop e-Government towards a digital government, and submitted to the Government a draft strategy for development of the digital economy and digital society, which is expected to be approved in December 2021, Dung said.

At the forum, a representative of the Ministry of Information and Communications said that digital transformation in Vietnam in 2021 has achieved positive results. Awareness of digital transformation among state agencies, businesses and the population has been enhanced. Digital technology has gradually entered into the activities of the Government, the economy and social life. However, there are many obstacles that need to be discussed and resolved.

The Vietnam DX Summit 2021 with the theme "Accelerating digital transformation towards a digital Vietnam" is an opportunity for ministries, localities and businesses to exchange and discuss solutions to accelerate digital transformation in Vietnam.

Van Anh

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