National Digital Transformation Online Conference

On July 12, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, Chairman of the National Committee for Digital Transformation, chaired the National Online Conference on the first 6 months of 2023 on National Digital Transformation and the Project on development of population data, electronic identification and authentication for national digital transformation in the period of 2022 - 2025, vision to 2030 (Project 06).

The meeting was connected online from the Government headquarters to the bridge point at the headquarters of ministries, ministerial-level agencies, agencies attached to the Government and People's Committees of provinces and centrally-run cities. Attending the meeting, at the Government Office were Vice President of Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Tuan Anh, Deputy Head of the Steering Committee for Digital Transformation of Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology; at the bridge point of Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) were leaders of VAST, members and working groups in the Steering Committee for Digital Transformation.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh chaired the national conference on national digital transformation

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and other leaders visited the exhibition of models and products applied to Project 06, demonstrating the outstanding efforts, pioneering and shocking nature of the police force in implementing Project 06.

In the opening speech, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh stated that digital transformation is an inevitable trend, requires objectivity and is identified as an important political task of the Party and State, as well as a new, difficult and sensitive job. The ultimate goal of digital transformation is to serve people, in the spirit of taking people as the center, subject, goal, driving force and development resource. Over the past time, this task has been implemented methodically, actively, in the right direction, with the right focus, especially the construction of a national database on population with relatively good results compared to many countries, with the view that data is important and urgent.

At the meeting, the Ministry of Information and Communications reported to evaluate the results of digital transformation in the first 6 months of 2023. This is the year of creating and harnessing data to create new value, with a focus on digitization, enrichment and data connectivity; enhanced data protection; promote the deployment of public services and utilities to serve people and businesses.

In the first 6 months of the year, Government, Prime Minister, ministries, branches and localities have shown their determination, focused on leading and directing the completion of digital institutions to create a legal corridor to help create development in the new space (digital space), solving problems arising from digital transformation practices in recent times, solving "bottlenecks" to promote rapid digital transformation in Vietnam. The Law on Electronic Transactions (amended), together with 1 Decree, 2 Directives, 1 Public Power, 7 Resolutions and 11 Notices of conclusions of the National Assembly, the Government, the Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister have been issued.

There are many bright spots, good models such as building digital awareness, training digital human resources in Da Nang, building digital infrastructure in Quang Ninh; motivate people to use online public services with the 92-day-night campaign in Binh Phuoc; deploying "virtual assistants" in the court industry; accelerating digital transformation in small and medium-sized enterprises. Preliminary estimates, the proportion of digital economy / GDP in the first 6 months of 2023 will reach about 14.96%.

Regarding the database, by June 2023, with the determination of the Ministry of Public Security in organizing the implementation of Project 06, the national database on population has officially connected with 13 ministries, sectors, 4 enterprises and 63/63 localities to serve the exploitation of population information. In particular, the national database on cadres, civil servants and public employees has been deployed to connect and share data on a national scale with rapid progress (within 6 months reaching about 95% of agencies and units) compared to the time for previous national databases to reach the same level of coverage. By the end of June 30, 2023, 96 ministries, branches and localities (33 ministries, branches and 63 provinces and cities) have completed the connection and synchronization of data with the national database on cadres, civil servants and public employees. The total number of automatically synchronized data to the national database up to this time is 2,087,114 records (of which ministries and branches are 132,626/253,837 records, reaching 50.25%), localities are 1,974,488/2,030,095 records, reaching 96.28%).

At the bridge point of Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology

The Prime Minister asked delegates to focus on reporting, discussing and assessing the situation and results achieved in the spirit of objectivity, honesty, evidenced by specific data, identifying shortcomings, limitations, weaknesses, obstacles, barriers and bottlenecks; proper detection of causes; share good experiences, valuable lessons, specific solutions in implementing national digital transformation and Project 06; clearly define key tasks and solutions, breakthroughs in the coming time, as well as in the long term (institutions; digital human resources; building, sharing and connecting databases; security and safety; increasing the efficiency of using online public services; developing utilities for people). The Prime Minister emphasized that in the last 6 months of the year, it must be better than the first 6 months of the year and 2023 must have higher results than 2022, according to the direction of General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong.

At the meeting, in addition to evaluating the digital transformation results in the first 6 months of 2023 and Project 06, identifying solutions and tasks for digital transformation in the coming time; The Commission also released the 2022 Ministerial and Provincial Digital Transformation Assessment Index (DTI 2022). According to the published results, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology ranked first in the level of digital transformation in the block of ministerial-level and ministerial-level agencies that do not provide public services (this continues to be the second year, VAST leads in DTI digital transformation ranking).


Translated by Phuong Ha
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