Bui Thanh Tung, a deputy of Hai Phong city, raises his query at the question-and-answer session on October 31 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The building of e-government was among the hot topics raised by National Assembly deputies for Cabinet members during the question-and-answer session on October 31 as part of their ongoing sixth session.

Bui Thanh Tung, a representative from the northern city of Hai Phong said that over the years, the Government has drastically directed the building of e-government, especially through the launching of online public services at levels 3 and 4 in line with administrative reform.

However, the implementation of digitalisation and the building of specific database and shared data systems have been slow and incoherent, affecting the efficiency of e-government operations, he noted, asking for further clarification on the reasons behind the situation and possible solutions.

Minister-Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung replied that the building of the e-government model towards a digital government and economy is an obvious global trend.

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Over the past few years, the Party, State, and Government have paid particular attention to the application of information technology and the building of e-government in State administrative agencies, as well as in providing services to people and enterprises.

Dung pointed to a number of achievements in the work, including the issuance of a number of documents and solutions towards developing national database systems on enterprise management and social insurance; and the supply of a number of online public services at levels 3 and 4 such as business registration, tax, customs, and social insurance declaration.

However, he also highlighted the need for the completion of legal institutions and regulations on data sharing and personal information security and archives, along with those on finance resources for related projects.

Minister Dung revealed that the Prime Minister has decided to form a National Committee on E-Government, while assigning ministries and sectors to build the legal foundation and framework of the e-government with absolute network safety.–VNA