Vietnam perseveres in digital transformation strategy: Deputy PM

Saturday, 2020-07-04 11:43:49
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Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam speaks at the event. (Photo: VGP)
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NDO – Vietnam is persevering in its digital transformation strategy, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam said during a seminar on the opportunities regarding and challenges facing Vietnam’s digital transformation held in Hanoi on July 3.

The event was hosted by the Vietnam Association for Information Processing (VAIP) in collaboration with other IT associations.

Speaking at the seminar, Deputy PM Dam affirmed that, in order to carry out digital transformation, it is necessary to have the participation of the Government, businesses and the people.

The government needs digital transformation to better manage and serve the people, businesses carry out digital transformation to develop and bring better services to the people, while the people themselves can participate in this process to facilitate their own interests, so they should be encouraged to participate in digital transformation, Dam stressed.

He also emphasised that digital transformation cannot be separated from the country's socio-economic environment, adding that Vietnam's weaknesses in this process needed to be overcome so that the country does not lose out in international competition.

The senior government official suggested that the VAIP and related associations should coordinate with the Ministry of Information and Communications to quickly develop new "measurements" on the IT applications of relevant ministries, localities and agencies, while enhancing the dissemination of knowledge about IT to the whole society.