Chairman Nguyen Duc Chung believed that the capital city will soon reach the top position in IT application (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Chairman of Hanoi People's Committee Nguyen Duc Chung believed that the capital city will soon reach the top position in IT application.

Chung's statement is based on a report on the city's application of information technology over the past years.

Efforts to apply information technology (IT) at State agencies between 2012 and 2015 have been stepped up, the municipal Department of Information and Communications said at a conference on January 12 to review the department's activities in 2015.

According to the department's report, its management on infrastructure has been improved. The department is currently controlling and maintaining 54 underground urban infrastructures.

In 2015, the department worked with relevant agencies to discard, reorder and bundle electrical wires and cables on 150 streets.

Last year, 58 inspections were conducted by the department, imposing administrative punishments on 82 organisations and individuals who swindled telecommunication service users.

Addressing the event, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Truong Minh Tuan praised the department's achievements, saying that Hanoi must not be satisfied with ranking third among Vietnamese cities in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Index.

The index aims to assess readiness of cities and provinces nationwide for ICT application and development. In 2015, Da Nang and HCM City topped the list, statistics from the Information and Communications Ministry show.-VNA