Accelerating IT Application as Foundation for E-Government Development

10:42:22 AM | 6/4/2021

Yen Bai province has greatly enhanced the performance of the information and communication sector, making great contributions to overall socio-economic development.

Great progress in e-government construction

In the past years, the Yen Bai Information and Communications Department has made efforts to advise and assist the Provincial People's Committee to carry out many important projects contributing to local socio-economic development.

Defining that information technology development and application as a key step in public administration reform and e-government construction, the Yen Bai Provincial People’s Committee has assigned the Department of Information and Communications to lead the digital transformation development plan in 2021-2025 and to 2030 to fit local socio-economic conditions. The department has advised the province to invest in broadband infrastructure and internet connectivity for governmental agencies, hospitals, and schools. All governmental agencies in all provincial, district and commune levels are connected to the intranet and high-speed broadband internet. Data transmission network used exclusively in Party and State administrative agencies has been deployed with 399 connection terminals.

With the sector's efforts to apply information technology to administration and administrative reforms, the Department of Information and Communications has actively and promptly advised the Provincial Party Committee and the Provincial People's Committee to issue programs, plans and architectures of e-government (smart cities) from which the province has invested in building urban landscapes and smart cities in a methodical and comprehensive manner to ensure the desirable scale and achieved encouraging results. Evidently, the department has effectively deployed management software in State agencies, built a single-window model from provincial to grassroots levels and built smart cities featured by many utilities that not only serve management and administration but also practically serve the people's life. In late 2020, the agency advised the Provincial People's Committee to issue a decision approving the architectural framework of Yen Bai e-government version 2.0 in place of version 1.0 and approve the plan to maintain and develop video conferencing systems at provincial, district and commune levels. This is an important foundation for the province to move toward a digital government, a digital economy, and digital society. It is especially important to improve public satisfaction with the government.

Confidently entering a new stage

Mr. Nguyen Quoc Chien, Deputy Director of the Department of Information and Communications, said: In the coming time, the department will continue to advise the provincial government to promulgate mechanisms and policies on resource priorities for information and communication infrastructure development and synchronous digital infrastructure for comprehensive digital transformation in the province.

Postal infrastructure will be developed toward delivery infrastructure and logistics infrastructure for e-commerce and digital economy. Post will be an extended arm of governmental agencies at all levels to deploy e-government in order to bring more benefits to people and businesses.

The province will develop a professional and modern press system to catch up with multimedia trends. The press must faithfully demonstrate societal mainstreams, create social consensus and trust. Yen Bai will focus on external information and improve informational quality; apply and upgrade technology, combine information and communication types so as to narrow the gap of information enjoyment of the people with other regions.

To become the most developed province in the northern highland and mountainous region, Yen Bai has focused on fostering ICT development in all aspects of life, enhance effective management and administration of State agencies, improve the business environment, raise competitiveness, and facilitate people and businesses, and introduce Yen Bai as a desirable destination for domestic and foreign investors.

Source: Vietnam Business Forum