MIC to submit national digital transformation programme this month

Thursday, Feb 27, 2020 16:10

Illustration photo. Viet Nam sets a goal of making the digital economy account for 30 per cent of the country’s GDP by 2030. — Photo cafef.vn

The Ministry of Information and Communications said it was completing the national digital transformation programme and expected to submit it to the Prime Minister this month.

The programme includes digital transformation plans, solutions and roadmaps in key sectors and fields.

The People's Committee of the central province of Thua Thien-Hue recently proposed the Ministry of Information and Communications to speed up digital transformation to create a foundation for forming a digital economy in accordance with the Government's plan.

Responding to the proposal, the ministry said that the Politburo's Resolution 52-NQ/TW on a number of guidelines and policies of active participation in the Fourth Industrial Revolution had driven the digital transformation trend in Viet Nam.

One of the goals of the resolution is to make the digital economy account for 30 per cent of the country’s GDP by 2030.

In particular, the Ministry of Information and Communications declared that this year would be the year of national digital transformation to turn Viet Nam into a digital economy and digital society.

The fundamental elements in digital transformation, which are institutions, infrastructure, cybersecurity and training, will be given investment priority to make the country among 50 countries by 2025 and the world's top 30 countries in the IT field by 2030.

Also in the response to Thua Thien-Hue Province, the ministry said that for the effective implementation of the national digital transformation programme, the ministry required localities, especially localities with good IT background, such as Thua Thien-Hue, to work closely with the ministry to deploy specific contents.

Earlier, at a conference with the information and communications industry, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said that Viet Nam would announce the national digital transformation strategy this year.

The Prime Minister requested the ministry to direct businesses to invest in digital infrastructure, leading the way in digital transformation. — VNS

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