IT - crucial momentum for national development
18:03 | 20/06/2013
VGP – Viet Nam has implemented many policies and taken an array of appropriate measures to foster IT application and development for national industrialization and modernization, considering IT as the most important motivation for its development.

PM Dung addresses the opening ceremony of the Viet Nam ICT Summit, Ha Noi, June 20, 2013 -  Photo: VGP/Nhat Bac

PM Nguyen Tan Dung made the statement during the Viet Nam ICT Summit 2013 opened in Ha Noi on June 20.

He stressed that IT is the country’s special advantage, which is created by by young, skilled human resources. The Government has implemented a project to turn Viet Nam into an ICT country since 2010 and launched an action plan on building an advanced IT infrastructure to back modern development.

A project on simplifying administrative procedures, citizen dossiers and population database for the 2013-202 period was also approved to renew the State apparatus’s operation and organization and facilitate administrative activities.

To make IT become a foundation for the country’s new development mode, PM Dung asked ministries, industries, localities, businesses, experts and researchers to raise the awareness of utilizing IT to serve new development mode, developing national IT infrastructure and and enhancing R&D activities and IT human resource development.

He also required relevant agencies to develop policies to prioritize IT applications in all areas, facilitate IT market development and IT businesses, foster international links and mobilize all resources to develop IT industry, as well as consider IT development and application as a crucial task of the whole socio-political system for a rapid sustainable development.

PM Dung appreciated former Japanese PM Yukio Hatoyama’s presence at the summit, which is significant to mark the 40th anniversary of Viet Nam – Japan diplomatic ties, saying this contributes to promoting the friendship and effective ICT co-operation.

He said that Viet Nam always hopes to receive support, co-operation and experience sharing from the ICT leading power.

Mr. Hatoyama shared his country’s experience in developing science and technology policies, saying that his country’s focus on IT has helped turn Japan into a leading IT power. He also analyzed related issues and influences of ICT to the Japanese economy and society.

He noted that Japan’s experiences are useful to Viet Nam to build a systematic IT infrastructure, as well as develop IT human resources and other fields.

According to the United Nations’ survey results on e-governments, Viet Nam ranked 83rd among 190 nations in 2012 after Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei in South East Asia. It is also in the top-ten attractive software outsourcing markets and the second largest partner of Japan in this area.

By Ngoc Van



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