Government bodies need to promote IT application: Deputy PM hinh anh 1Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam speaks at the 2017 Vietnam ICT Summit (Source: VNA)
Hanoi, (VNA) – Government bodies should be more proactive in promoting IT application, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam said at the opening of the 2017 Vietnam ICT Summit in Hanoi on September 6.

This year’s summit, themed “Vietnam: Digital Transformation in the Fourth Industrial Revolution”, gathered 650 government officials, ambassadors and trade counsellors of 14 countries in Vietnam and representatives from universities, research institutes and foreign and domestic IT enterprises.

In his remarks at the event, Dam urged all sectors to connect with each other and together take actions to create power for the fourth industrial revolution, or Industry 4.0, as the industrial revolution is all about connection and sharing.

The Deputy PM asked the IT and telecommunication sector to improve its infrastructure, stressing that in order to keep up with Industry 4.0, Vietnam has to take one step ahead in terms of infrastructure development.

Minister of Information and Communications Truong Minh Tuan reiterated the ministry’s commitment to enhancing the national capacity to move towards Industry 4.0. The ministry will develop policies that promote digital infrastructure growth and ensure security of the national communication system, Tuan said, adding that it will also issue sets of standards in IT and telecommunications and provide incentives and favourable business climate for start-ups in the field.

The ICT Summit this year featured four panel discussions on Awareness of Vietnam 4.0; Advantage of Vietnam’s Digital Economy - Digital Industry, Smart Agriculture, Smart Tourism; Smart City; and Digital Human Resources, Innovation and start-up.-VNA