Hanoi (VNA) - A senior government official has expressed the hope that the country's information and technology (IT) officials would join hands in implementing Resolution 36a/ NQ-CP on e-government this year.

"I hope that the number of enterprises taking part in and allowed to take part in the implementation of the resolution will rise in the future," said Le Manh Ha, deputy head of the Government Office and General Secretary of the National Committee on IT Application said at a new year meeting gathering IT associations and clubs held in Hanoi recently.

The meeting is an opportunity for the IT community in and outside the country to exchange and warm up the series of events and activities in the year.

Le Doan Hop, Chairman of the Vietnam Digital Communication Association, said that the annual new year meeting was the opportunity for the country's IT staff to encourage and work together with others to develop the country's IT sector.

Pham Hong Hai, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications, also expressed the hope that the Vietnamese IT community would develop faster and stronger in the future so that the country could become a powerful technology country by 2020.

The Vietnamese IT staff is growing and contributing to the country's development, Nghiem Vu Khai, Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Union of Scientific and Technological Associations, said.

Speaking highly of the role of IT associations and organisations, Khai expressed hope that IT associations and organisations would cooperate and support each other to become a close-knit community in the future.

The world's ICT sector is growing eventfully with many changes that will bring about numerous surprises, Vu Hoang Lien, Chairman of the Vietnam Internet Association said, adding that it will be an opportunity for the ICT community and enterprises to cooperate and compete with those around the world.-VNA