International Business News – The fact that the Vietnamese government has reportedly declared October 10 as National Digital Transformation Day is a clear sign of Vietnam’s determination to modernize the country as quickly as possible.
The report said the goals of the new anniversary include accelerating the implementation of related programs, increasing public awareness of the role, importance and benefits of the mission, as well as promoting the participation of the entire political system and the population to ensure success.
In mid-2020, the then Prime Minister of Vietnam Nguyen Xuan Phuc approved the National Digital Transformation Plan to 2025 and Development Direction for 2030. The plan aims not only to promote the application of digital technology, but also to update institutions and mechanisms to help the country escape the middle-income trap.
Minister of Communications and Media Nguyen Manh Hung recalled that Vietnam was one of the first countries in the world to implement such a plan.
The plan is based on three main pillars: e-government, e-economy and e-society.
At the same time, to transform, several elements need to be mastered: infrastructure and digital platforms, a national cyberspace developed in a safe, healthy, humanitarian and broad-based manner, and “Made in Vietnam” production technology.
The effective implementation of the plan will enable Vietnam to rank among the world’s top 50 in the field of e-government by 2030, and the digital economy will be able to contribute at least 30% of GDP.
In addition, the proportion of the population with online payment accounts will exceed 80%, and Vietnam will also enter the top 30 in the field of cyber security.