National Data Portal Data.gov.vn Debuted

9:51:25 AM | 8/9/2020

The Ministry of Information and Communications held an official ceremony to launch the National Data Portal on August 31, 2020.

The portal is designed to be a shared data platform among administrative agencies where they can publish, update, and review their database to improve data transparency on the internet. It will facilitate access to official documents, services, tools, applications, and data analysis provided by state agencies.

In the early stage, the ministry will build and launch some basic subsystems including one for publishing existing data from governmental agencies and another providing open data sources. Apart from those subsystems, the portal will also be integrated with other platforms such as the digital map VMap and the postal code platform Vpostcode to meet users’ demands. This is the first step for the development of the portal. The ministry will continue to research and expand each subsystem and component of the portal, making it a tool, a foundation and an effective role to play to carry out data policy, a foundation for e-Government development.

At the launch ceremony, representatives from the Ministry of Information and Communications, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Education and Training, the Vietnam Social Security, the Vietnam National University of Hanoi, and the Vietnam Post Corporation signed a cooperation agreement on promoting open data and constructing and completing the national data portal.

The National Data Portal is addressed at https://data.gov.vn. The open data portal, a component of the National Data Portal, is addressed at https://open.data.gov.vn. Users can also use a PostID account provided by Vietnam Post Corporation to access National Data Portal for items to be identified.

By Thu Ha, Vietnam Business Forum