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Vietnam plans to become leading digital economy in ASEAN by 2030

Vietnam will become a leading digital country and economy in the ASEAN region by 2030 and allow testing of new technologies in the digital economy.

This is one of the proposals in a draft project on national digital transformation by the Authority of Information Technology Application (AITA) under the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC).

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Vietnam will become the leading digital country and economy in the ASEAN region by 2030.

The ministry assigned AITA to develop the project and submit it for approval in November. The project aims to realise orientations and policies of the Government to develop the economy based on digital technologies.

Speaking at a conference to review MIC’s activities in the first half of the year this week, Nguyen Thanh Phuc, AITA’s director, said in the draft all people would be able to participate in the digital economy.

Phuc said the main targets would include improving competitiveness of the economy, with an average growth rate of the digital economy reaching 20 percent a year and labour productivity growth of 7 to 10 percent by 2030.

The project also aims for Vietnam to be in the global top 20 and ASEAN top three in terms of the global competitiveness index, as well as building a transparent and effective Government to be in the world’s top 50 in terms of e-government.

In addition, the project plans to have everyone using mobile payment services by 2030.

The draft expects all Vietnamese people to be equipped with skills to be safe in cyberspace. ICT human resource must meet the country’s development requirements in its digital transformation.

AITA proposed that the digital transformation roadmap in Vietnam would be implemented in three periods. Accordingly, the country would digitalise industrial sectors and implement digital transformation of the economy, society and State agencies in 2020-2022.

It would focus on digital transformation to improve labour productivity, creating new growth momentum and competitiveness in 2023-25. Vietnam would move towards the development of a comprehensive digital economy and society in the last period of 2026 to 2030.

AITA said Vietnam had paid attention to the application and development of ICT. However, digital transformation had been ignored, thus breakthroughs in terms of models, production processes and products based on data and digital technologies had been lacking.

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Source: VNA

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