Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has asked ministries, agencies and localities to accelerate the application of information technology in State management, especially in the fields of health, education, tax and customs.

Presiding over the first plenary meeting of the National Committee on IT held in Hanoi on June 26, PM Dung, who is Chairman of the committee, highlighted the importance of IT application to the country’s socio-economic development.

He directed ministries and agencies to further develop the IT sector, with focus on human resources, infrastructure and application, creating a momentum for the national socio-economic growth and improving the competitive edge of the economy.

In the time ahead, priority will be given to building the e-Government, setting up a national database system and a system dedicated to State management, and providing online public services.

Participants recommended some measures to boost the application of IT in the operation of State-run agencies and ease difficulties in establishing and managing the data system, besides solutions to data and Interest security.-VNA