HCMC ranks high in digital transformation index

By VNA   July 23, 2023 | 10:44 pm PT
HCMC ranks high in digital transformation index
Residents and state workers at the office of Thu Duc City People's Committee in HCMC in 2022. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran
HCMC ranked second out of 63 Vietnamese provinces and cities in the 2022 digital transformation index (DTI), the Ministry of Information and Communications has announced.

According to the ministry's report, the digital economy contributed to about 18.7% of the city's gross regional domestic product (GRDP) last year.

This is the third consecutive year that HCMC is highly evaluated based on its effective digital transformation programs. It earned first position in digital institutions and digital infrastructure, second position in digital government, and fourth position in digital economy.

HCMC has successfully launched a centralized IT infrastructure for state agencies on the cloud computing platform at the city's database center. Security has been ensured for valuable information and network facilities of the State agencies and Party units.

The quality of both telecoms networks and the Internet via broadband fiber optic cables in the city has improved so that these networks cover all households of all wards and communes citywide.

The city’s Local Government Service Platform (HCM LGSP) is linked to the counterparts in other nations for smoother connections.

The city is one of the first localities in the country to successfully integrate a system of electronic authentication and identification for citizens with the National Population Database managed by the Public Security Ministry, the National Public Service e-portal, the Database on Administrative Procedures managed by the Government Office, and other essential national databases (social insurance and justice).

Until now, more than 1,000 state departments and organizations, businesses, hospitals, and schools in the city have formed connections to this important system to accelerate the digital transformation process in state management activities and provision of public services to citizens in need.

By 2030, the city aims to become smart with e-government, e-enterprises and an electronic society.

The digital economy is expected to account for 40% of the city’s GRDP by 2030.

This year, the city identifies building digital data as a core element in its digital transformation and smart-city development. The city has begun a data building strategy, according to its Department of Information and Communications.

Central Da Nang City topped the country’s DTI 2022 Report. This is the third consecutive year the city has led the way in digital transformation.

Da Nang led in all three pillars of digital government, digital economy and digital society, and the component indexes of digital awareness, digital institutions, digital human resources.

Behind Da Nang and HCMC are Quang Ninh, Thua Thien-Hue and Can Tho.

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