|The Government Office yesterday launched the National e-Document Exchange Platform, a move towards a new-look and modern government. – Photo ictnews.vn|
HÀ NỘI – Việt Nam is a step close to a digital government and economy.
The Government Office yesterday launched the National e-Document Exchange Platform, a move towards a new-look and modern government.
Last year, Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc issued a decision ordering sending and receipt of e-documents among agencies.
All 31 ministries and ministerial-level agencies, 63 provinces and centrally-run cities and the Party Central Committee’s Office have connected with the platform with e-documents being sent and received quickly and safely.
Minister and Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tiến Dũng said the launch, in Ha Noi, exemplifies the determination to build up e-government systems.
According to a preliminary estimate, the platform will help save more than VNĐ1.2 trillion (US$52.17 million) each year after subtracting costs charged by the Vietnam Post and Telecommunications Group.
Phúc said the launch of the platform is an important breakthrough in the sending and receipt of documents from the central to local levels, better serving the people and businesses.
Ministries, agencies, and localities were asked to continue working to complete national databases on population, insurance, finance, business registration, national land, electronic household registration, and specialised data, which will be connected with the platform during the 2020-2025 period, while ensuring absolute safety of information and cyber security.
The PM also required relevant agencies to create a comprehensive legal framework for the sending and receipt of e-documents on the platform and the connection and sharing of data among state agencies. – VNS