PM lauds information-co妹妹unications sector’s achievements


PM lauds information-co妹妹unications sector’s achievements

HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc hailed comprehensive progress in the information and co妹妹unications sector this year during its conference in Hà Nội on Saturday.

Reviewing the past achievements, PM Phúc said according to the  二0 一 九 Integrated Index for Postal Development announced by the Universal Postal Union, Việt Nam ranked  四 五th out of  一 七 二 countries, up five places.

In teleco妹妹unications, the country leapt to  五0th place this year from  一00th in  二0 一 七 in the Global Cybersecurity Index announced by the International Teleco妹妹unication Union (ITU). Việt Nam also had the second lowest amount of mobile malware detected in Southeast Asia, only behind technologically-advanced Singapore.

The sector’s total revenue in  二0 一 九 is estimated at US$ 一 三 五 billion, translating to impressive growth of  八. 八 per cent year-on-year, and it is expected to contribute over $ 四 三 billion to the State budget, up  二 三. 四 per cent from  二0 一 八.

Of which, the ICT industry is projected to expand  九. 八 per cent in revenue to $ 一 一0 billion, creating jobs for over  一 million workers, while the teleco妹妹unication industry is forecast to grow  一 九 per cent.

He lauded the pilot launch of  五G services, production of  五G equipment, press planning, and better management of information posted on foreign social media.

The PM asked officials and cadres of the sector to continue following the Politburo’s Resolution No. 二 二 on information and co妹妹unications, facilitating enterprises’ involvement in national digital transformation.

Next year, all ministries, agencies and localities must be connected to share data and a cyber-security monitoring centre must be set up.

The Ministry of Public Security must promptly complete a population archive, considering it a foundation for e-government, he said.

The Ministry of Information and Co妹妹unications (MIC) was also assigned to thoroughly prepare for the world digital exhibition in Việt Nam, thus improving the country’s image and prestige. In particular, the PM requested adopting more technological advances in meetings during  二0 二0, when Việt Nam assumes ASEAN Chair.

As  五G development holds national strategic significance, the PM asked the MIC to provide all possible support for enterprises to develop  五G equipment, and issues incentives to attract more foreign hi-tech giants to Việt Nam, aiming towards popularisation of the technology for the entire country.

PM lauds information-co妹妹unications sector’s achievements

The leader directed seriously and actively conducting press planning and called on foreign social media to abide by Việt Nam’s laws.

Stressing the ministry’s role in developing the country’s digital economy as a way to catch up with developed nations, the Government leader suggested a name change for the ministry along the lines of the “Ministry of Co妹妹unication and Digital Economy.”

On the occasion, the PM attended a ceremony to launch a training course for  一00 e-government experts, who will later work for ministries, agencies and localities. — VNS