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Digital economy hoped to make up 20% of Việt Nam's GDP by 2025

Update: June, 09/2020 - 07:58


A customer services centre which provides information and guidelines for customers to use online services of the electricity sector. — Photo for illustration Vietnamplus

HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has given the green light to a new digital programme to increase economic growth over the next five years.  

The plan is to develop a digital government, economy, and society and create digital technology businesses capable of extending their reach to the world.

It is hoped this will account for 20 per cent of the country’s GDP by 2025 and at least 10 per cent of each sector.

Việt Nam also expects to be among the top 50 countries in the ICT Development Index and the Global Competitiveness Index, and one of the 35 leading countries in the Global Innovation Index (GII).

Eighty per cent of online public services at Level 4 – the highest level where every procedures from submitting information to payment will be fully available on the internet – will be provided via different devices, including mobile devices, while 90 per cent of dossiers submitted at the ministerial and provincial levels, 80 per cent of those at the district level, and 60 per cent of those at the communal level will be handled online by 2025.

All national databases that create the foundation for e-government development, including those on population, land, business registration, finance, and insurance, will be completed, connected, and shared nationwide.

It is hoped this will help secure one of the top 70 positions in the E-Government Development Index (EGDI) over the next five years.

All Level 4 online public services will be available via multiple devices by 2030, which is also the deadline for all dossiers at the ministerial and provincial levels, 90 per cent of those at the district level, and 70 per cent of those at the communal level to be resolved online.

The country is also looking to secure a place among the top 35 in the EGDI rankings over the next decade.

In the national programme, Việt Nam also plans to universalise broadband internet and 5G services, have over 80 per cent of its population using e-payment accounts, and become one of the top 30 countries in the Global Cybersecurity Index. — VNS


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