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PM requires full legal corridor to promote national digital transformation

Update: 25-04-2024 | 06:26:39

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on April 24 requested more efforts to step up institutional improvement, create a full legal corridor to promote national digital transformation and develop the digital economy while addressing the eighth meeting of the National Committee for Digital Transformation.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh speaks at the eighth meeting of the National Committee for Digital Transformation

Chinh, who is head of the committee, stressed the need to speed up the upgrade of digital infrastructure and digital platforms to create an important premise for digital economic development; promote the creation of digital data and the development of digital services; step up the development of digital human resources and skills to meet socio-economic development requirements; and ensure cyber security and information security to protect the national cyberspace sovereignty early and from afar.

He urged paying more attention to increasing public awareness of the role of digital transformation and encouraging public-private cooperation, using public investment to lead private investment and activate all social resources for this work.

The Prime Minister requested to prioritise resources to ensure the completion of assigned tasks in the National Digital Transformation Programme and three strategies on developing the digital government, the digital economy and the digital society; and concertedly and effectively carry out measures so that the country can move up at least five places in the United Nations e-Government Development Index, and be listed among the top 30 countries in the Global Cybersecurity Index.

The Ministry of Information and Communications should early complete and submit a national strategy on semiconductor development to 2030 and the Ministry of Planning and Investment should submit a project on human resources development for the semiconductor industry to 2030, with a vision to 2045 to the Prime Minister for promulgation, Chinh urged.

Digital transformation is a key task and a breakthrough step in achieving socio-economic development goals, and contributing to reducing burdens for citizens and businesses, combating corruption and negative phenomena, the PM affirmed.

He said the action plan for 2024 issued by the National Committee for Digital Transformation has identified the four pillars of the national digital transformation work, including the information technology industry, digitalisation of economic sectors, digital governance, and digital data, which are important drivers for rapid and sustainable socio-economic development.

However, the leader also noted that to date, 390 out of the 1,086 administrative procedures have not been reduced or simplified; cyber and information security in many places have not received adequate attention; and digital infrastructure has not met development needs.

In Vietnam, the proportion of digital economy/GDP reached 11.91% and 14.26% in 2021 and 2022, respectively, and is estimated to hit 16.5% last year with a growth rate of 20%, three times higher than the pace of GDP growth.

In the first quarter of 2024, the information technology industry’s revenue reached nearly 36.3 billion USD, up 17.7% year-on-year, while its exports reached 31 billion USD, an increase of 17%./.


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