|Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh speaks at the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC)'s conference in Hanoi on December 18, 2022
Speaking at the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC)'s conference in Hanoi on Sunday to review the ministry's performance in 2022 and launch tasks for 2023, the Government leader highlighted the important contributions of the sector in the overall achievements of the country in 2022.
However, there were still a number of shortcomings that the MIC needs to fix in the time to come, including a lack of breakthrough changes in the mindset, awareness and efficiency of digital transformation.
The PM said that 2023 is an important year for the implementation of the socio-economic development plan for the 2021-2025 period, during which digital transformation will continue to be one of the major tasks in the country’s industrialisation and modernisation process.
PM Chinh asked the MIC to focus on completing institutions regarding communications and digital transformation, striving to finish the provision of telecommunications services to all corners of the country, especially remote, mountainous, island and border areas. The MIC should coordinate with the Vietnam Electricity (EVN) group in the work, he said.
The leader also requested the ministry to coordinate with relevant ministries and sectors to build and regularly update the national database, while focusing on developing the digital infrastructure system with the commercialisation of 5G services, and turning the postal system into an important infrastructure system of the country and the national digital economy.
At the same time, it should pay greater attention to the development of the digital economy to better serve people and businesses, while applying stronger measures to protect people and children on the cyberspace, and minimising fake and toxic information on social networks, he said.
On the occasion, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on behalf of the Party and State leaders presented Labor Order, First Class, to the Ministry of Information and Communications.
According to a MIC report, this year, the sector has shown strong performance, with total revenue of nearly 3.9 quadrillion VND (165.2 billion USD), up 12.7% year on year.