|Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam met the visiting delegation of the Asia Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA), led by its Chairman Stan Singh, in Hà Nội on May 15. — VNA/VNS Photo Dương Giang
HÀ NỘI — Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam has suggested the Asia Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA) share with Việt Nam experiences in building e-government and e-administration accumulated from its members such as Australia, Singapore and Japan.
Deputy PM Đam made the suggestion while hosting a reception in Hà Nội on May 15 for an APICTA delegation, led by its Chairman Stan Singh, who is on a working visit to Việt Nam.
In recent years, the Vietnamese Government had mobilised different resources to foster the development and application of information technology in all spheres in a bid to step up the country’s socio-economic development, improve the business environment and enhance the national competitiveness edge, he said.
The hosting of the APICTA Awards in 2019 would serve as a chance for Việt Nam to introduce its IT development and facilitate partnerships between domestic businesses and international partners, Đam said.
Việt Nam’s IT enterprises would also have an opportunity to promote the quality of their products and services at the APICTA Awards, the Deputy PM added.
Therefore, the Government of Việt Nam would create optimal conditions for the Việt Nam Software and IT Service Association (VINASA) and relevant agencies to well prepare for the important event, he stressed.
APICTA Chairman Stan Singh briefed Đam about his working session with leaders of the Ministry of Information and Communications, which focused on solutions to strengthen bilateral cooperation, foster the development and innovation of ICT in Asia Pacific and a plan to organise the APICTA Awards in Việt Nam next year.
The awards are designed to honour outstanding products, software solutions, IT and start-ups of APICTA members.
The two sides also discussed the adding of prizes for products and solutions related to e-government, e-administration, smart city, and smart agriculture.
APICTA is an alliance of national IT organisations representing their respective economy to build, enhance a network to promote IT, promote technology innovations, capability and adoption and encourage the development of indigenous IT solutions to the global market.
The alliance now has 16 member-economies including Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, mainland China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong (China), Indonesia, Japan, Macao (China), Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Việt Nam.
Việt Nam participated in APICTA in 2016. The VINASA brought the best Vietnamese IT products and services to the APICTA Awards two years ago. The APICTA Awards 2018 will be held in China’s Guangzhou province in October. — VNS