The Prime Minister on June 3 signed Decision 749/QD-TTg to approve the national program on digital transformation until 2025, with a vision toward 2030, aiming to make Vietnam among the world’s top 50 countries in terms of the E-Government Development Index (EGDI).
The approved program has the dual goal of developing a digital government, economy and society while establishing Vietnamese digital technology enterprises that can go global.
In order to achieve the set goal, by 2025, it is required to have 80 percent of level-4 online public services provided via different accessibility devices, including also mobile phones, and 90 percent of working files in ministerial and provincial-level offices, 80 percent of those in district-level offices, and 60 percent in commune-level offices to be processed in the cyber environment, except those classified as containing state secrets.
In addition, in the next five years, all national databases serving as the foundation for e-government, including databases on population, land, business registration, finance and insurance will be completely developed, inter-connected and shared nationwide.
Worthy of note, the digital economy is expected to make up 20 percent of the country’s GDP, with its proportion in each economic sector accounting for at least 10 percent, and annual labor productivity is expected to increase by at least 7 percent.
Vietnam is expected to enter the world’s top 50 countries in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Development Index (IDI) and the Global Competitiveness Index (GCI), and top 35 regarding the Global Innovation Index (GII).
By 2030, it is expected that all level-4 online public services will be available via different network access devices, including also mobile devices, and all working files in ministerial and provincial-level offices, 90 percent of those in district-level offices, and 70 percent in commune-level offices will be processed via the network.
At the same time, broadband Internet services and 5G mobile network services will be universalized, and over 80 percent of the population will have e-payment accounts.
The country also plans to become one of the 30 leading countries in the Global Cybersecurity Index.- (VLLF)