More than 400 international and local experts and enterprises yesterday gathered at a national conference on electronic government.
They analysed challenges and offered solutions to help the development of the national public service port and an electronic one-stop information system.
The conference, also attended by Minister and Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tiến Dũng and Deputy Minister of Information and Telecommunication Nguyễn Thành Hưng, hopes to improve the government’s ability to serve people and businesses.
Minister and Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tiến Dũng said the implementation of e-Government is an inevitable trend, which will improve the transparency in the Government’s activities and contribute to the country’s economic development.
The Party and State always consider the application of IT in the operation of State agencies as an important driving force for innovation, he said adding that ministries, branches and localities have made great efforts and achieved important results.
Currently, state agencies have provided many essential online public services for businesses and people. In some localities, the electronic one-stop information system has been put into operation, gradually improving the transparency and accountability of civil servants.
In order to create a breakthrough in the development of e-Government, create momentum for economic growth and increase the country’s competitiveness, the Government has issued Resolution 17 on a number of key tasks and solutions for e-Government development in the period of 2019-2020, with orientation to 2025.
The Government also aims to develop e-government while also ensuring cybersecurity.
“It’s important to make sure that people use e-government service – because if they don’t, we fail,” Dũng said.
“And it’s also important to make sure they have absolute privacy of personal data and information,”
The aim is to increase the country’s ranking in terms of e-Government by 10 to 15 ranks according to the United Nations evaluation in 2020, and bring Vietnam to the group of four leading countries in ASEAN in the ranking of e-Government according to UN assessment by 2025 .
“Lessons learned, operational models and solutions introduced in today’s event will be valuable information for those responsible for building, developing and operating e-government platforms in Vietnam,” Dũng said.