On December 30, 2021, the Vietnam Information Technology Journalists Club (ICT Press Club) announced 10 typical ICT events in 2021, in which the imprint of digital transformation is quite bold among the events. this case.
|Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has assigned the Ministry of Information and Communications to direct and immediately deploy the connection of the online conference system to all communes, wards and towns nationwide.|
Technology to help prevent the Covid pandemic
Nguyen Viet Phu, Chairman of ICT Press Club, said that 2021 is the second year that the Covid-19 pandemic affects the entire socio-economy of Vietnam. During the pandemic, technology still plays a huge role in the prevention of Covid. The government has also directed on unifying and developing a single epidemic prevention application, PC-Covid. In addition, Vietnam has launched the Covid-19 Immunization Management platform to support the largest vaccination campaign in history with the capacity to meet 5 million injections/day, operating in 63/63 cities and provinces. in the country.
In order to serve the direction and control of Covid-19 epidemic, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, Head of the National Steering Committee for Covid-19 prevention and control, assigned the Ministry of Information and Communications to direct and immediately deploy the connection of the association system. online conference to all communes, wards and towns nationwide.
Digital transformation takes center stage
In 2021, the highlight of Vietnam’s ICT picture is digital transformation. The Prime Minister approved the e-Government development strategy towards the digital government in the 2021-2025 period. This strategy plays an important role, opening a new turning point for the digital transformation in general and the development of the digital government in particular of Vietnam. With the approval of the e-Government development strategy towards a digital government by 2025, the concept of “Digital Government” was also introduced for the first time by the Prime Minister. Digital government is essentially e-Government, supplemented with changes in approach and implementation thanks to the development of digital technology.
In order to serve the e-Government moving towards the Digital Government, from July 1, 2021, the National Population Database system will be officially operated and connected with the ministries, branches and localities to ensure that It has brought many great effects to state agencies, social organizations, businesses and the people, especially creating a fundamental innovation in the state management of population towards modernity, contributing to the improvement of state management of the population. thoroughly implement administrative procedures related to citizens, reduce paper costs, verification time, travel, reduce the state budget when building specialized databases and types of records, documents. In addition, the management of residents through personal identifiers will contribute to connecting and sharing information about residents between industries, in which personal identification numbers are considered the key to agencies. State agencies connect, update, look up information about citizens in the national database on population to serve the management of assigned sectors and domains.
2021 is also the year that online learning becomes a central issue during the pandemic. Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has launched the program “Waves and computers for children”, to help millions of disadvantaged children study online in provinces that are implementing social distancing. The main contents of the program include deploying infrastructure, ensuring to meet the connection needs for online teaching and learning, providing advocacy, computer support, technology devices, and platforms. technology, telecommunications services for pupils and students from poor and near-poor households in localities that are implementing distance according to Directive 16 and implementing online learning.
In addition, the program also launched the organization to deploy, mobilize and call for all resources in the society to achieve the goal that 100% of schools, teachers, students and students are fully equipped with basic infrastructure. platforms, platforms, computers and other means for online teaching and learning, thereby promoting the development of the digital society.
One of the highlights of 2021 in Vietnam’s ICT picture is the fact that three major carriers in Vietnam including Viettel, VNPT, and MobiFone are licensed and pilot Mobile Money. Mobile Money provides financial services to people without bank accounts, people in remote areas, border areas, islands, people who do not have access to financial services, etc. mobile phone.
Mobile Money is a tool to promote financial inclusion, a non-cash payment tool in line with the Government’s orientation. With a wide coverage of mobile phone subscribers, Mobile Money is also an effective tool in digital transformation in the digital economy.
|Mobile Money service provides financial services to people without bank accounts, people in remote areas, border areas and islands.|
Investment capital in startups has grown at a record
Mr. Nguyen Viet Phu commented that, in the gloomy context due to the Covid-19 epidemic, the picture of Vietnam’s ICT in 2021 has many bright spots when investment capital poured into startups in Vietnam has had a record growth, reached more than 1.35 billion USD. The hot sectors that attract capital inflows are financial technology (FinTech), Blockchain Game, Educational Technology (edtech), Healthcare Startup – Pharmaceutical, E-commerce… Vietnam has about 3,800 startups. , with 3 unicorns: VNG, VNLife, MoMo and 11 startups valued at over 100 million USD such as: Tiki, Topica Edtech… Investment deals in startups were made, making a strong impression on the call market. successful capital such as MoMo 300 million USD, Tiki 258 million USD, VNLife 250 million USD, Sky Mavis 152 million USD, Equest 100 million USD…
10 outstanding ICT events in 2021
1- The Prime Minister approved the e-Government development strategy towards digital government
2- The National Database on Population is officially operational
3- License to pilot Mobile Money for 3 carriers
4- Launching PC Covid – the national application for Covid-19 epidemic prevention
5- The government connects online to all communes, wards and towns nationwide
6- Launching vaccination management platform for the largest vaccination campaign in history
7- The Prime Minister is the Chairman of the National Committee on Digital Transformation
8- The Prime Minister launched the program “Waves and computers for children”
9- Axie Infinity with billion USD capitalization and Vietnam gameblockchain phenomenon on the world map
10- Investment in creative startups in Vietnam increased again with more than 1.3 billion USD
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