The Government needs to change itself in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) in order to be able to govern the country in the digital age, said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the summit (Source: VNA)
Addressing the Vietnam ICT Summit in Hanoi on July 18, the Government leader said Vietnam has recorded marked achievements in e-Government building which began since 2000.
He, however, admitted shortcomings in the work such as incomplete legal framework, lack of high-quality human resources, low safety level of the information infrastructure and low rate of public service users.
PM Phuc highlighted the role played by the heads of agencies in e-Government construction, as well as the significance of information-technology (IT) in administrative reform.
Vietnam is working to establish a National Committee on E-Government led by the PM, with members being ministers, he said, adding that the committee also sees the participation of representatives from the private economic sector in order to utilize the public-private partnership in this regard.
The Government has assigned its Office to compile the Government’s resolution on major tasks and solutions in e-Government development during 2018-2020, with a vision towards 2025, PM Phuc said.
He asked ministries, agencies and localities to continue to improve the quality of legal institutions and policies, creating a framework for the process.
“A smart labour force plus creativity would serve as driving forces for economic development amidst the Industry 4.0,” the leader stressed.
He also called for efforts in building technological platforms for the e-Government, including updating the e-Government architectural framework, completing the national database and building the national public service portal and the national information system, which serve as the IT foundation for e-Government building.
Besides, it is necessary to diversify financial and human resources by identifying key and priority targets in both short and long terms, while promoting the role of businesses and improving the capacity of experts, he noted.
The PM also emphasised the importance of information work so as to raise public awareness of the e-Government, digital Government, digital economy and digital infrastructure.
Theme “Toward the digital government and economy,” Vietnam ICT Summit 2018 focused on e-Government Construction towards Digital Government, Digital Economy and Digital Infrastructure.
Vietnam ICT Summit is a national and global Summit on IT policy, starting from 2011, organized annually by Vietnam Software and IT Services Association, under the sponsorship of Ministry of Information and Communications.
The Summit gathers senior government leaders, ministries, provincial leaders, business enterprises, IT-application enterprises, experts and media, in order to share vision, growth potential, strategies and especially big solutions for the development, bringing IT as a foundation for creating development method to modernize the country. The Summit annually delivers the message about policies, technology, recommendations to the Communist Party, the Government, management agencies and business community, the society in order to push application and develop IT.VNA