Prime Minister asks information sector to solve existing issues

Wednesday, 2017-11-22 10:46:53
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Minister and Head of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung speaks at the session.
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NDO—Minister and Head of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung has conveyed a request from Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) to explain and set out measures to resolve four issues.

Minster Dung led a governmental working mission on November 22 to inspect the implementation of tasks set by the Government and the PM at the MIC. Since the beginning of the year, the MIC has been assigned a total of 528 tasks. It has completed 308 tasks, 216 are being implemented while four tasks remain unfinished.

Regarding the state management and planning of the press, Minister Mai Tien Dung pointed out the overlapping condition, the low quality of certain press agencies, and violations of the law and professional ethics by some press agencies and journalists.

Minister Dung also asked the sector to further focus on a number of issues related to the development of IT industry, e-government, digital economy, and the construction of smart cities.

The Ministry was also urged to devise more drastic measures to solve problems related to unregistered SIM cards, and enhance inspection to prevent false information in order to create a clean and healthy telecommunication and internet environment in Vietnam.

The head of the Government Office also mentioned the inadequacies in the regulations on printing activities, the provisions of import licenses for radio transmitters and receivers, among others.

The head of the working group also emphasised that the PM and the people expect more efforts as well as radical long-term measures to solve existing problems.