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Converting numbers into or out depends on who’s at the top


On the afternoon of June 14, Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung and the delegation had a working session in Ninh Binh province. The work program of the Ministry of Information and Communications with the goal of answering and uncovering specific problems that the locality encounters in the digital transformation process.

According to Secretary of Ninh Binh Provincial Party Committee Nguyen Thi Thu Ha, applying IT, building e-government and digital government has been identified by the province as a key task and one of the three breakthroughs for local construction.

Secretary of Ninh Binh Provincial Party Committee Nguyen Thi Thu Ha spoke at the meeting.

Prioritizing digital transformation is carried out throughout from the policy, the guiding point of view to the actual operation. However, there are still many problems when implementing it. Governance is still confusing when the province does not have an overall strategy on digitization, integration and exploitation, but has only implemented in each branch, each field separately; the deployment of technology application and digital transformation into a number of industries and fields do not know where to start. Therefore, the Secretary of Ninh Binh said that the working session was an opportunity to exchange, suggest ways to do, and guide the province in new fields; solve major problems in practice and concretize steps for each field.

Changing awareness and approach to digital transformation for local officials

Minister Nguyen Manh Hung and the delegation spent most of their time answering specific issues and working with the locality to remove obstacles for each industry and field when implementing digital transformation.

Changing mindsets and approaches to digital transformation is constantly reminded by the Minister when receiving and answering questions from heads of departments, sectors and localities – IT “extraordinary” people are looking for solutions to their problems by digital technology.

The meeting between leaders of the Ministry of Information and Communications and Ninh Binh province.

According to Mr. Le Huu Quy, Secretary of Ninh Binh City Party Committee, when deploying to build a smart city, digital transformation for people, this locality wants to pilot land data management software to let people can be used in transactions. However, in reality, there is a problem with the land database, so it has not been done for a few years.

Answering this issue, the head of the Ministry of Information and Communications said, data is the root. Therefore, in addition to the initial building of the platform as a tool, the implementation of the database needs to be done immediately. The Ministry of Information and Communications and enterprises will support software development, localities need to select existing data to deploy first, and at the same time need to shorten the time to complete the database compared to the plan to be feasible. The local authority to input data is down to the wards and communes. Having to solve problems at the base level, the data will be deployed faster.

Wondering whether digital technology can be applied to improve the effectiveness of Party building, political system, and cadre management and how to implement it, Minister Nguyen Manh Hung shared: The best way currently using digital platforms to train officials and Party members. With these systems, cadres and Party members can self-study and take exams, the system self-issuance of electronic certificates. This approach enables long-term, continuous training.

Many localities such as Hue and Da Nang have very well implemented digital technology applications for people to interact directly with the government. Ninh Binh can learn and build such software and add features that can solve its requirements and problems. “The province can build an application so that people can interact in two ways, but it has to come from and solve a specific local problem. Enterprises can help with the implementation, but the locality needs to see if the features meet the needs of the people. It is important to promote people to use this application”,the minister said.

Chairman of Ninh Binh Provincial People’s Committee Pham Quang Ngoc shared about the change in perception of digital transformation.

Mr. Pham Quang Ngoc, Chairman of Ninh Binh Provincial People’s Committee, Head of the Provincial Steering Committee for Digital Transformation shared:The Minister’s suggestions have helped Ninh Binh province have new thinking, methods and approaches”.

Leaders of the Provincial People’s Committee said that to successfully implement digital transformation, it must start with the smallest and most necessary things to meet the requirements of socio-economic development, building the Party, and building a good political system. than. At the same time, he wishes to continue receiving support from the Ministry of Information and Communications in staff management, creating a digital platform for interaction between people, businesses, the Party and the government; create consensus and determination to successfully implement socio-economic development goals.

The success or failure of local digital transformation depends on the leader

There are many fundamental differences between the time of IT application and digital transformation. Therefore, when approaching digital transformation, it is necessary to think differently. “Don’t think in the direction of IT but need to think differently, that is to solve your problems with digital technology. If you write digital conversion software but people don’t use it, it’s pointless.” Minister Nguyen Manh Hung said.

The role of local leaders in digital transformation also needs to be recognised by localities. “Digital transformation is a change, here is a change in operating mechanism. It’s a new thing, not in the rules, it has to be pushed to a higher level. I want my brothers and sisters to realize that the story of the province’s digital transformation is the work of the leaders.”

Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung suggested many issues about thinking and approaches to digital transformation.

The time of IT application often focuses on the role of the IT Director, in the localities is the Director of the Department of Information and Communications – who has expertise in charge of this field. But in the digital transformation era, the leader will have a decisive and most important role because digital transformation is about destroying the old to create value.

Digital transformation must start with the provincial leadership. Leaders of departments and branches must comply with the old regulations. The person who can change the mechanism, the system can only be the local head. “The province’s digital transformation focuses on two people, the Provincial Secretary and the President. Success or failure is in these two people. It is about pointing out and dismantling the institution. How to change institutions to make digital transformation happen faster. This is the difference, a huge experience of digital transformation”, The Minister of Information and Communications concluded.

Duy Vu

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