Industry 4.0 requires Government to change itself: PM
Updated : Wednesday, July 18, 2018 3:37 PM (GMT+0700)

TheGovernment needs to change itself in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry4.0) in order to be able to govern the country in the digital age, said PrimeMinister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. 

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the summit - Source: VNA

Addressing the Vietnam ICTSummit in Hanoi on July 18, the Government leader said Vietnam has recordedmarked achievements in e-Government building which began since 2000. 

He, however, admittedshortcomings in the work such as incomplete legal framework, lack ofhigh-quality human resources, low safety level of the informationinfrastructure and low rate of public service users. 

PM Phuc highlighted the roleplayed by the heads of agencies in e-Government construction, as well as thesignificance of information-technology (IT) in administrative reform. 

Vietnam is working toestablish a National Committee on E-Government led by the PM, with membersbeing ministers, he said, adding that the committee also sees the participationof representatives from the private economic sector in order to utilize thepublic-private partnership in this regard. 

The Government has assignedits Office to compile the Government’s resolution on major tasks and solutionsin e-Government development during 2018-2020, with a vision towards 2025, PMPhuc said. 

He asked ministries,agencies and localities to continue to improve the quality of legalinstitutions and policies, creating a framework for the process. 

“A smart labour force pluscreativity would serve as driving forces for economic development amidst theIndustry 4.0”, the leader stressed. 

He also called for effortsin building technological platforms for the e-Government, including updatingthe e-Government architectural framework, completing the national database andbuilding the national public service portal and the national informationsystem, which serve as the IT foundation for e-Government building. 

Besides, it is necessary todiversify financial and human resources by identifying key and priority targetsin both short and long terms, while promoting the role of businesses andimproving the capacity of experts, he noted. 

The PM also emphasised theimportance of information work so as to raise public awareness of thee-Government, digital Government, digital economy and digitalinfrastructure. 

Theme “Toward the digitalgovernment and economy”, Vietnam ICT Summit 2018 focused on e-GovernmentConstruction towards Digital Government, Digital Economy and DigitalInfrastructure. 

Vietnam ICT Summit is anational and global Summit on IT policy, starting from 2011, organized annuallyby Vietnam Software and IT Services Association, under the sponsorship ofMinistry of Information and Communications. 

The Summit gathers seniorgovernment leaders, ministries, provincial leaders, business enterprises,IT-application enterprises, experts and media, in order to share vision, growthpotential, strategies and especially big solutions for the development,bringing IT as a foundation for creating development method to modernize thecountry. The Summit annually delivers the message about policies, technology,recommendations to the Communist Party, the Government, management agencies andbusiness community, the society in order to push application and develop IT.


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