Milestones of digital transformation in Vietnam

Thu Hoa
Chia sẻ
(VOVWORLD) - Since the Prime Minister ratified the “National Digital Transformation Program until 2025 and Vision to 2030” more than a year ago, Vietnam has recorded impressive results. State agencies, businesses, and the public have been better aware of digital transformation.
Milestones of digital transformation in Vietnam - ảnh 1Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh chairs the 2nd meeting of the National Steering Committee for Digital Transformation. (Photo: VOV)

According to the Ministry of Information and Communications, by the end of March 2022 all 22 ministries, sectors, and 63 cities and provinces in Vietnam have set up Steering Committees for Digital Transformation. 17 of 22 ministries and sectors and 57 out of 63 cities and provinces have adopted 5-year digital transformation programs. The Heads of ministries, sectors, and localities have been assigned to steer the Digital Transformation Committee.

Databases that create the foundation for a digital government have been quickly developed. The national electronic database on civil status has registered 23 million birth cases, of which over 7 million children have been granted personal identification numbers. More than 4.5 million marriages and 3.2 million deaths have been registered on the system.

More than 97% of public services are qualified to offer online services at level 4.  The National Public Service Portal has been integrated with 3,552 online public services at level 3 and 4 of ministries, sectors, and localities to make online public services more convenient to the public.

In the first quarter of this year the National Public Service Portal had 167,000 new subscribers and over 14 million dossiers, performed 332,000 convenient services, and processed 510,000 applications. More than 163,000 online payment transactions worth more than 15.6 million USD were performed on the Portal.

Tax agencies have processed more than 77 million electronic bills.

Ministries and sectors have built national databases on residents, business registration, social insurance, land, and finance to share and connect data nationwide.

Milestones of digital transformation in Vietnam - ảnh 2The 2nd meeting of the National Committee for Digital Transformation (Photo: VOV) 

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh told the 2nd meeting of the National Committee for Digital Transformation in April that national digital transformation should be closely associated with economic recovery and sustainable development.

“It’s necessary to constantly innovate, create new development space and new motivations, and change mindset to create breakthrough resources. Because resources come from thinking, so breakthrough thinking must come from breakthrough resources. It’s important to adopt a long-term strategic vision and develop safely and sustainably with a roadmap suitable to each development stage. It’s important to promote innovation in connection with science development to address issues arising during the implementation. We need to mobilize all investment resources and strengthen the public-private partnership. Digital transformation should closely attach to science development, innovation, and reality. It’s essential to raise high the sense of responsibility of the leaders while ensuring decentralization and individual’s responsibility,” Prime Minister Chinh said.

The Prime Minister asked the National Steering Committee for Digital Transformation to urgently implement policies to speed up the digital transformation process in association with administrative reform, building an e-government, digital government, digital economy, digital society, and smart cities.

He said: “Ministers and Heads of agencies and Digital Transformation Committees are asked to urgently carry out their tasks assigned in the National Digital Transformation Program, the National Strategy on digital economy and digital society, and the National Steering Committee’s plan for 2022. It’s important to review the work, direct the operation with high determination, and act decisively and effectively.”

The Prime Minister stressed the need to review institutions for digital transformation; increase investment in technology and infrastructure for digital transformation, especially IT infrastructure; mobilize resources, including public-private partnership and contributions from the public; work out specific mechanisms and policies to motivate digital transformation; and modernize governance to meet the requirements of the digital transformation process.

Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung said 2022 is the year for comprehensive digital transformation. He urged each province, city, and locality to choose 3 to 5 digital platforms to resolve local problems in healthcare, education, agriculture, and e-commerce. The Ministry of Information and Communications has concentrated on fine-tuning institutions and policies to develop digital infrastructure in order to speed up digital transformation in Vietnam.