|The event launching the new support programme. —Photo ictvietnam.vn
HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) officially rolled out a programme supporting the digital transformation of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), called SMEdx, in Hà Nội late last week.
It is part of a series of projects to support SMEs via “Make in Việt Nam” platforms, carried out by MIC in partnership with the Ministry of Planning and Investment, the Việt Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), and the Việt Nam Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (Vinasme) this year.
Speaking at the launch ceremony, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Nguyễn Huy Dũng said the SMEdx programme provides an opportunity for the SME community to explore and experience different digital platforms in order to select one that best fits their needs.
The programme will also seek new digital transformation solutions for SMEs by sector in the future, he added.
Việt Nam is home to about 800,000 enterprises, 98 per cent of which are SMEs. The COVID-19 crisis has taken a toll on more than 90 per cent of SMEs, with their total revenue plunging more than 50 per cent last year. About 24 per cent suspended operations and the number of new SMEs was down 15 per cent.
Some 47 per cent of surveyed SMEs said they believe digital transformation will be vital for their success.
Enterprises can visit https://smedx.vn to learn more about digital transformation and suitable ways to approach digital transformation and to explore digital platforms that fit their needs. Consultation and support are also available. — VNS