Information-communications sector’s attainments praised hinh anh 1A stamp published to mark the 70th anniversary of the postal sector. Photo: VNA
Politburo member and standing member of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat Le Hong Anh has hailed the achievements of the information and communications sector, which have helped boost the country’s socio-economic growth, industrialisation and modernisation.

The annual telecommunications growth in recent years has reach up to 50 percent on average, he noted at a ceremony held by the Ministry of Information and communications to mark the sector’s 70th founding anniversary.

Total revenue in the area hit nearly 305 trillion VND (14.5 billion USD) in 2014, contributing about 26 trillion VND (1.23 billion USD) to the State budget.

The sector’s infrastructure system has also been significantly upgraded, expanding service coverage across the entire country’s territory and many regional countries, said Anh.

Currently, postal services are provided at 12,642 points nationwide with an average distribution of one post every 2.82 kilometre, in line with the Party and State’s directions and serving the information demand of the people.

Progress has also been seen in publication and journalism, helping popularise the Party and State’s policies as well as major national events and timely reporting the country’s political, security-defence and socio-economic situation.

At the event, Anh asked the ministry to realise the Politburo’s resolution on speeding up information technology (IT) development and application to meet the country’s demand for sustainable growth and international integration.

The sector should also continue improving its infrastructure, making Vietnam a strong country in IT regionally and globally, he requested.

Along with improving its management efficiency and service quality, the ministry should also coordinate with other ministries and localities to enhance information safety and security, timely responding to Internet attacks, requested Anh.

He also asked for more efficient management policies on the press, publications, radio, television as well as external relations information, working to counteract inaccurate and distorted arguments.

On the occasion, the ministry published a special stamp collection to mark the 70th anniversary of the postal sector. The collection, designed by painter Vo Luong Nhi, reflects the development process of the sector over the past 7 decades as well as Vietnam’s desire to become a strong IT nation.-VNA