|Vice Chairman of the National Assembly Office, Đỗ Mạnh Hùng delivers speech at a meeting to introduce ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly online internal network in Hà Nội on Thursday. — Photo daibieunhandan.vn|
HÀ NỘI — An ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) online internal network (AIPA Connect) was introduced to member parliaments at a meeting in Hà Nội on Thursday.
Vice Chairman of the National Assembly Office, Đỗ Mạnh Hùng, said at the meeting that the network would help AIPA members share knowledge and information, improving their information management, policy studies and consultation processes.
Conferences on AIPA Connect have been held for specialists from member nations to exchange ideas and learn from each other’s experience in information technology, he said.
Bernardo Agawin Jr., regional advisor to the German Agency for International Development Co-operation (GIZ) and AIPA technical support coordinator, said the meeting aimed to foster AIPA connections by encouraging the use of the new internal network.
The meeting also looked into integrating the network into each member parliament, setting priorities for users, collecting feedback on difficulties facing users and providing solutions to technical obstacles, he said.
Director of the National Assembly Office’s IT Centre, Lê Hoàng Hải, briefed the meeting on IT applications in the office with regard to organisation, human resources, legal framework and technical infrastructure.
He also introduced orientations to using the network as well as its major features.
The NA Office had last June held the third conference on AIPA Connect in HCM City. It had sent IT specialists to the conferences as well as IPA Connect-related training courses jointly organised by the AIPA Secretariat and the GIZ. — VNS