Toward E-Government and Digital Government

10:08:35 AM | 4/1/2021

Over the past years, Vinh Phuc province has stepped up the application of information technology, aiming to build an e-government and a digital government by 2025.

Currently, all the district-level agencies have Local Area Networks (LANs) and fiber-optic Internet connection; nearly 100% of provincial and district cadres, and about 80% of communal cadres, are equipped with computers. In particular, the province is supported by the Ministry of Information and Communications to deploy the Local Government Service Platform (LGSP) and pilot the connection of some information technology application systems through LGSP. The specialized data transmission network infrastructure has been built with optical cable lines and installed with terminal equipment at 55 agencies and units. Since 2014, the province's broad network system has been synchronously connecting 169 units and communes.

The province has increasingly promoted the application of information technology to settle administrative procedures and provide online public services in the operation of state agencies. Up to now, the Electronic Communication Portal and the Online Public Service Portal of the province have posted 1,981 administrative procedures, connected and integrated with the national public service portal. In the province, there are 369 entries of online public services at levels 3 and 4; of which 325 at the provincial level, 39 at the district level, 5 at the commune level, and 6 level-four services of the province have connected and integrated with the national public service portal.

In 2019, the Provincial Public Administration Service Center received over 36,000 administrative dossiers, more than 95% of which were handled. In November 2019, the center officially implemented administrative procedure settlement on the Zalo application combined with digital signatures, electronic signing desks to exchange information with applicants. Document management and administration software was deployed synchronously to departments at all levels and linked with the Government Office, ministries, ensuring the integration of special Government digital signatures, meeting the process of sending and receiving electronic documents.

In the coming time, the Steering Committee for Provincial E-Government Construction will continue to review and implement the Government’s guiding documents on e-government development; advise the Provincial Party Committee and Provincial People's Committee to issue a resolution on promoting the development of e-government of the province, aiming for a digital government by 2025, with a vision to 2030.

By Quynh Ngoc, Vietnam Business Forum