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PM chairs first meeting of national e-Government committee

Update: September, 21/2018 - 09:00
The national e-Government committee debuted in Hà Nội yesterday, with the first meeting chaired by Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc.— VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất

HÀ NỘI — The national e-Government committee debuted in Hà Nội yesterday, with the first meeting chaired by Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc. 

The committee is headed by the Prime Minister, while Deputy PM Vũ Đức Đam serves as Vice Chairman and Minister-Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tiến Dũng is General Secretary. 

Building an e-Government is an important part of administrative reform towards becoming a facilitating and action-oriented Government of integrity.                                                           

In 2018, Việt Nam has moved up one place in the UN rankings on e-Government to 88th position among 193 countries and territories compared to 2016 and is 6th among 11 countries in Southeast Asia. Since the Ministry of Information and Communication (MoIC) issued the Vietnam E-Government Architecture Framework (version 1.0) in 2015, more than 50 ministries, agencies and local administrations have started researching or building e-Government architecture. 

Among the base platforms for an e-Government, a national business registration database has been launched, while those on population, land, finance and insurance are under construction. 

All ministries, sectors and localities have established their own websites or portals and update them regularly, helping people and businesses find information. 

Addressing the meeting, PM Phúc said Việt Nam is still at the average level in e-Government rankings both globally and regionally, so the country needs stronger resolve in the work. 

He noted the presence of four major IT companies in the national e-Government committee demonstrates the public-private partnership in the field, and the participation of the Prime Minister and a Deputy Prime Minister reflects the political determination to build an e-Government. 

The PM asked the MoIC to build the version 2.0 of the Vietnam E-Government Architecture Framework in October to submit to the Prime Minister for consideration. 

He also urged accelerating the building of national databases on population, insurance, finance and land, with the population database prioritised. 

During the meeting, the committee’s members discussed removing obstacles in e-Government building, targets for each period and the committee’s working plan to the end of this year. 

On the occasion, the PM witnessed the signing of co-operation agreements on e-Government building between the Government Office and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the World Bank in Việt Nam, along with regulations for co-ordination between the Government Office, the MoIC and the Government Information Security Commission. — VNS

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