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Digital data standard needed

Update: December, 19/2015 - 09:56
Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Thanh Hung speaks at the meeting. — Photo vietnamnet.vn

HA NOI (VNS)— Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Thanh Hung emphasised that connected data and information exchanges were urgently needed to develop e-government, as well as for building a national database.

The deputy minister spoke at the 2015 Information and Technology Day (IT Day 2015) on the theme, "Digital information exchange standard for a smart society" in Ha Noi on Thursday.

Data that is not shared will not be effective, and it would be a waste of investment when building a database, he said.

The connection and sharing between information systems of government and ministries, agencies, localities and enterprises or between the national database and specialised database will only be implemented when connection and exchange standard systems are unified across the country.

The Ministry of Information and Communications has issued the framework for e-Government in Viet Nam, as well as focusing on researching, building and promulgating standards to ensure the united and synchronised development in accordance to the national ICT overall architectural plan.

For information exchange standards, the ministry has implemented the project on building digital information and information exchange standard system studying and proposing nine technical regulations and 117 technical standards on software, digital information content, standardised e-information, data and information exchange.

Deputy Minister of Transportation Nguyen Hong Truong said that promoting IT applications, especially increasing the exchange of digital information in traffic management would ensure long-term growing value for the transportation sector, as well as infrastructure.

However, many difficulties had arisen in practical implementation as the system of the State administration had specific characteristics, while functions and tasks of ministries, agencies were different, he said

Besides, there were differences in scales, and economic, cultural and social characteristics between regions.

Therefore, according to Deputy Minister Truong, building the standard requires co-operation between ministries and social organisations, enterprises, research institutes and universities nationwide.

"The IT application can only be successful when IT applications and administrative reforms are tightened," Truong said.

Highlighting on the necessity of information exchange standards, the deputy minister of transportation said that data should be consistent and synchronised across the country so that systems can chat and connect with each other. — VNS


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