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Prime Minister highlights four priorities for digital transformation

VGP – Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh highlighted four main priorities for national digital transformation while addressing an event on Tuesday to mark the National Digital Transformation Day.

October 10, 2023 4:08 PM GMT+7
Viet Nam strives to become a prosperous and digital country by 2030: Prime Minister  - Ảnh 1.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh addresses a ceremony to mark the National Digital Transformation Day 2023, Ha Noi, October 10, 2023 - Photo: VGP

These priorities are: (i) developing digital data, which is considered national resources; (ii) developing online public services associated with people and businesses; (iii) developing digital platforms; (iv) and ensuring cybersecurity, information safety, and human safety.

National databases are new resources and serve as foundations for national digital transformation, thus the databases must be interconnected and shareable, emphasized the Government chief.

He called for utilizing all resources to accelerate digital infrastructure development in order to help people and businesses benefit from digital services and digital utilities.

From that perspective, Pham urged ministries, agencies and localities to focus on perfecting mechanisms and policies for the development of digital infrastructure and digital workforce.

As digital data is a national resource, Pham called for prompt adoption of regulations regarding technical criteria and standards for digital data, shared data list, and management of information and data.

The Prime Minister reiterated that digital transformation is inevitable process and becomes one of vital tasks in Viet Nam.

By the end of this decade, the country targets to become a digital country, pioneering in applying new technologies and new models, fundamentally and comprehensively innovating management and governance methods of the Govenrment, corporate production and governance as well as working styles of the people, said Pham.

Viet Nam is determined to pursue the dual goal of developing a digital Government, digital economy, digital society, and formulating ditital technology enterprises capable of competing globally.

Viet Nam was the fastest-growing digital economy in Southeast Asia in 2022, posting a year-on-year growth of 28 percent, according to an annual report from Google and Temasek.

Digital economy is projected to contribute 30 percent of the nation's GDP by 2023, says the report./.