Vietnam, Russia discuss e-government building hinh anh 1At the working session (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Minister and Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung had a working session with a delegation of Russian experts and firms in Hanoi on February 18 to discuss building e-government and ensuring the safety of cyber information.

The delegation, led by Russian Deputy Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media M.Mamonov, is on a working visit to Vietnam from February 18-20.

Dung said during talks with Russian Prime Minister Medvedev in November 2018, Vietnamese PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc expressed wishes to boost economic, trade, and investment ties with Russia, with a focus on traffic infrastructure and the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

During a visit to Russia later in December 2018, Minister Dung and the Russian Minister of Digital Development, Communications, and Mass Media signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in building e-government.

According to Minister Dung, the Vietnamese Prime Minister established the National Committee on E-Government and assigned the Government Office to work with the Ministry of Information and Communications, ministries, agencies, and localities to build a resolution on several tasks and measures to develop e-government for the 2019-2020 period with orientations to 2025.

Accordingly, Vietnam will focus on the four pillars of human resources, regulations, technology, and resources. From 2019-2020, the country will launch platforms on data sharing, as well as put into operation the national public services portal towards building smart urban areas.

The Vietnamese Government pays special attention to improving cyber attack prevention and tapping Vietnamese firms’ capacity in the field, he said.

Mamonov, for his part, spoke highly of Vietnam’s goal of boasting a high e-government development index. He said Russia wants to cooperate with Vietnam in personnel training in information technology and cyber security.

Ngo Hai Phan, deputy head of the Government Office’s Administrative Procedure Control Agency, said Vietnam ranked 88th out of the 193 countries and territories in terms of 2018 e-government development index by the United Nations. Of which, it was placed 59th out of 193 on the public services index, 100th out of 193 in telecommunications infrastructure, and 120th out of 193 in human resources.

Between 2019 and 2025, Vietnam looks towards improving the operation efficiency of state administrative apparatus and services quality for businesses and people, increasing the UN’s e-government rankings by 10-15 places by 2020, and being listed in the top four ASEAN countries in the rankings, he said.

At the session, the Russian delegation introduced the strengths of a national platform in processing dispersed data.

The delegation will divide into three working groups to discuss with Vietnamese partners in fields of shared concern. –VNA