Vietnam to become digital nation by 2030

Promoting innovation, digital transformation and striving to become a digital nation is one of the targets of the next 10-year socio-economic development strategy.

 

On March 28, at a nationwide online conference to thoroughly grasp XIII Congress’s resolution, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc introduced the topic of the socio-economic development strategy in the period 2021-2030 and its orientation and tasks for 5 years.

Accordingly, after 35 years of reform, Vietnam has achieved great achievements of historical significance. However, the economy still has shortcomings, limitations, and potential risks. The level of science and technology, productivity, quality, efficiency, and competitiveness is low. GDP growth tends to slow down, the risk of falling into the middle-income trap.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc stated clearly, in the difficult and challenging situation, “we must renew our development mindset and change”; to step up institutional reform, the application of scientific and technological advances, and innovation. “To drastically carry out digital transformation, we need to build a digital economy, promote large-scale infrastructure development, promote domestic consumption, and create jobs,” he said.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at a nationwide online conference to thoroughly grasp the resolution of Congress XIII

Government leaders said that Vietnam prioritizes digital transformation in a number of industries, such as medical, education, banking and finance, agriculture, transportation, logistics, energy, and environmental resources, industrial production.

The development strategy for the next 10 years provides orientations for the development of a number of key telecommunications, information technology, and digital enterprises that perform well the leading role in digital technology infrastructure, serving as the foundation for the economy digital, digital society. “By 2030, Vietnam strives to become a digital, stable, and prosperous country, pioneering in testing new technologies and models, etc.,” said the Prime Minister.

Source: VNExpress.