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Vietnam’s digital economy revenue reached 53 billion USD in the first quarter of 2022

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh chairs the second meeting of the National Committee on Digital Transformation – Photo: VGP/Nhat Bac.

On the morning of April 27, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, Chairman of the National Committee on digital conversion chaired the 2nd meeting of the Committee to evaluate the results of the first quarter of 2022 and identify key tasks and solutions to focus on implementing in the second quarter of 2022 and the coming time.

Attending the meeting at the Government headquarters were Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung, Minister and Chairman of the Government Office Tran Van Son, Minister of Industry and Trade Nguyen Hong Dien, and Minister of Planning. and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung, Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Kim Son, Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long, leaders of ministries, branches and central agencies. The meeting is connected online to the headquarters of ministries, ministerial-level agencies, agencies of the Government, People’s Committees of provinces and centrally run cities.

Do it real, do it fiercely, make it effective, make a product

Speaking at the opening of the Conference, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh suggested that the delegates focus on assessing the tasks implemented in the past time, the achieved results, the things that have not been done, analyze and specify the causes. causes, especially subjective causes and lessons learned; set out specific and practical tasks and solutions suitable to the actual situation in order to accelerate the process of national digital transformation in the coming time.

Emphasizing the spirit of “the determination must be high, the effort must be great, do it honestly, do it fiercely, make it effective, make products”, with inheritance, stability, innovation and development, the Prime Minister stated: The document of the 13th Party Congress has identified national digital transformation as a very important task, associated with three main pillars: digital government, digital economy and society. The Prime Minister pays special attention to digital transformation, towards digital government, digital economy, digital society and digital citizenship, which is also an area of ​​great interest to the people and business community. .

The Prime Minister has just approved October 10 every year as National Digital Transformation Day with three main objectives: speeding up the implementation of national digital transformation tasks; raising awareness of people in the whole society about the role, meaning and benefits of digital transformation; promoting the participation of the whole political system, synchronous action at all levels and the participation of the whole people to ensure the success of digital transformation.

“Digital transformation is a driving force for innovation and is the foundation for a modern economy,” the Prime Minister said.

The Prime Minister emphasized that the task of the National Committee on Digital Transformation is very heavy; We must direct and organize the implementation of guidelines, mechanisms and policies to promote the process of national digital transformation, closely associated with administrative reform; building and developing e-Government, digital government, digital economy, digital society and smart city; facilitate the implementation of the 4th Industrial Revolution in Vietnam; associated with the current rapid recovery and sustainable socio-economic development as well as development goals by 2025, 2030 and 2045.

The Prime Minister emphasized a number of tasks to focus on such as reviewing, amending, supplementing and perfecting the digital institution; develop digital transformation infrastructure, apply digital technology; vigorously mobilize resources through the promotion of public-private cooperation; develop appropriate mechanisms and policies; improve modern management capacity, suitable to the situation, capacity and level of Vietnam; improve the quality of human resources; regular inspection and supervision to promote work and prevent and combat corruption, negativity, group interests, waste…

In the context that time and resources are limited, the Prime Minister noted that investment in digital transformation must have a focus, focus, do whatever it takes to finish it, do not spread, divide, fragment, or fragment. , choose the things that have a spillover effect and are effective right away to deploy.

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Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh asked delegates to focus on assessing the tasks implemented in the past time – Photo: VGP/Nhat Bac

The perception of digital transformation is clearly changing

According to a report of the Ministry of Information and Communications – the permanent body of the Commission, the contribution of the digital economy to Vietnam’s economy is increasing. According to this Ministry’s estimate, the digital economic revenue of the first quarter of 2022 will reach about 53 billion USD. In which, the platform digital economy has a growth rate of 28%, reaching 8 billion USD in revenue, the rest is the ICT digital economy and the industry digital economy, with an average revenue growth rate of about 15%.

According to data from the Ministry of Planning and Investment, the number of newly established digital technology enterprises by the end of February 2022 reached 65,329 enterprises, an increase of 487 enterprises compared to 2021.

Following the announcement of the Prime Minister’s conclusions at the first meeting of the Committee, the ministries, branches and localities assigned to deploy 03 tasks with completion deadlines in the first quarter of 2022, have all been completed. on time.

According to the Commission’s Work Plan for 2022, ministries, branches and localities are assigned to implement 14 tasks with completion deadlines in March and April 2022. Because the new Plan was issued on March 15, 2022, these 14 tasks are all in the process of being implemented and are expected to be completed in April 2022.

According to the report, over the past time, awareness of the importance of digital transformation at all levels and sectors, especially leaders and heads has changed markedly, 100% of ministries and branches , the locality has completed the Digital Transformation Steering Committee headed by the head of the Committee.

The work of perfecting institutions, mechanisms and policies has received attention from leadership and direction, and has achieved positive results. The Prime Minister has issued 05 Decisions on digital transformation, including approving October 10 every year as National Digital Transformation Day.

7 million children are given personal identification numbers

The databases that create the foundation for the Digital Government are promoted. The Ministry of Public Security has actively coordinated with ministries and branches to deploy a national database on population; integrate, connect and expand population data collection; gradually forming a digital citizen ecosystem (connecting with 8 ministries and sectors to supplement and enrich population data, such as nearly 78 million citizen information with over 133 million vaccinations; over 570,000 data information on officials and teachers; piloting electronic chips mounted on citizen identification cards; piloting the use of citizen identification cards in medical examination and treatment, etc.).

The national database on land is being actively deployed; initially piloting data sharing with the national population database. Other national databases such as insurance, civil status, and business registration have been put into stable operation, bringing positive effects.

The national electronic civil status database has about 23 million birth registration data, of which over 7 million children have been granted personal identification numbers according to regulations; over 4.5 million marriage registration data; over 3.2 million death registration data.

National enterprise registration database containing real-time business registration information of more than 01 million enterprises and affiliated units; The rate of digitization of business registration documents reached 100%.

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Leaders of the Ministry of Information and Communications report at the meeting – Photo: VGP/Nhat Bac

E-invoice system deployed nationwide

Level 4 online public services continue to be actively and effectively deployed. Up to now, the National Public Service Portal has integrated 3,552 online public services at level 3 and 4 of ministries, branches and localities, creating favorable conditions for people and businesses (Implemented Decision 06 – integrated). incorporating 11/25 more online public services at levels 3 and 4). In the first quarter of 2022, the Portal had over 167,000 registered accounts; over 14 million state sync records; over 332,000 times of performing utility services from the gate; over 510,000 online applications made from the Portal; over 163,000 online payment transactions with an amount of more than 366 billion VND.

The electronic invoice system has been deployed nationwide, creating favorable conditions for people and businesses. In the first quarter of 2022, the tax authority received and processed 77,732,636 e-invoices.

Human resource training for digital transformation continues to be of great interest. In the first quarter of 2022, nearly 1,000 officials and civil servants have been trained and trained. Ministries and civil servants on digital transformation.

Digital society, with a focus on digital citizenship, is focused on development. Some Vietnamese applications have met the needs of Vietnamese users and are used by a large number of people.

Broadband network access speed in the first quarter of 2022 is improved

Regarding digital infrastructure, broadband network access speed in Vietnam in the first quarter of 2022 improved compared to the same period in 2021, especially the download index in broadband mobile network increased by about 26% ( from 26.92 Mbps to 33.90 Mbps), in the fixed broadband network increased about 44% (from 44.18 Mbps to 67.96 Mbps).

The whole country currently has 980 villages with weak mobile broadband waves, of which, 774 villages will be covered by mobile telecommunications businesses before June 30, 2022; 118 villages without electricity, 88 villages in remote areas, difficult to travel, sparsely populated, less than 50 households in a village will continue to be deployed later.

The percentage of the adult population with a smartphone is 70.91%; the percentage of households with a smartphone is 85.08%; the percentage of households with broadband fiber optic cable is 68.8%.

The program “Waves and computers” for children so far has more than 200,000 devices (217,273 devices) have been awarded from donations from businesses and banks. It is expected that 400,000 devices from the Public Utility Telecommunication Service Fund will be provided from June 2022.

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