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Quang Tri (VNA) – A set of comprehensive measures were drawn up by central Quang Tri province in a plan to support e-commerce development from 2016-2020.

The five-year plan looks to increase the prevalence of e-commerce among local businesses and state agencies as part of efforts to enhance their management efficiency and competitiveness and speed up local industrialisation and modernisation process.

The locality intends to involve the private sector in building e-commerce infrastructure. It aims to encourage all enterprises to use emails in transactions and communication, 50 percent of them to develop their own websites and 30 percent to conduct e-trade.

It will also develop online public services for better communication between the local authority and enterprises and cooperate with northern central and Central Highlands provinces in joint projects to develop e-commerce.

Challenges, yet still remain, notably the companies’ lack of competent staff and insufficient funds for e-commerce activities.

Furthermore, their websites are mostly for promotional activities but not online transactions. Incomplete legal framework also hinders a healthy climate for e-commerce development.-VNA