Hai Duong aims to upgrade IT infrastructure hinh anh 1At the working session (Photo: VNA)

Hai Duong (VNA)
– Hai Duong should focus on developing telecom and IT infrastructure to serve the development of e-Government, e-commerce and digital economy, Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung said on October 1.

At a working session with leaders of the Red River Delta province, Hung, who is also deputy head of the Party Central Committee’s Information and Education Commission, asked the local Department of Information and Communications to survey the areas that have demand for 5G services and devise plans to call for investment from experienced telecom firms and major investors.

Apart from attracting external resources, Hai Duong needs to develop local businesses in the field, the official suggested, adding that the department should also design plans and strategies on IT and telecom development to direct the flow of investment.

The Ministry of Information and Communications will send experts and experienced officials to Hai Duong to help the province in this field, the minister pledged.

At the meeting, representatives of some telecom firms like Viettel, VNPT, Mobiphone and Misa JSC talked about obstacles that they face in building IT infrastructure in Hai Duong and made suggestions about how to address them.

They also promised to accompany Hai Duong in telecom infrastructure building in the coming time.  

According to Nguyen Cao Thang, Director of the provincial Department of Information and Communications, Hai Duong jumped seven places to rank 19th out of 63 cities and provinces in the Vietnam ICT Index 2019./.