National Assembly (NA) Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung confirmed that the NA wholeheartedly backs the strengthening of the application of information technology in socio-economic development in Vietnam.

In a reception on October 30 for delegates to the Vietnam ASOCIO ICT Summit 2014, which is currently taking place in Hanoi and the central city of Da Nang, he asked for their continued support in enhancing the application and development of IT in Vietnam in the future.

Noting that Vietnam’s IT was booming, he said the industry affected almost all parts of society, including agriculture. It has fuelled economic growth and supported the management of the State, he said.

The NA Chairman said the summit provided a chance for participants to exchange information on and experience in expanding the application of IT in various fields, including transport, healthcare, economics and institutions.

The delegates briefed their host on the outcomes of the summit, during which they developed a joint vision for ICT as a new growth method, opportunity and fundamental basis for national development in each country, as well as the shortest path to prosperity.

The four-day event, organised annually by the Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organisation (ASOCIO), focussed on ICT as a new paradigm for socio-economic development and agricultural restructuring.

This is the second time Vietnam hosted the summit, the largest ICT event in Asia and Oceania.

Established in 1984, ASOCIO’s 29 members and guest members comprise more than 10,000 ICT companies and account for approximately 350 billion USD of ICT revenue in the region.-VNA