ASEAN needs business community’s activeness to adapt to "new normal"
20:26 | 25/10/2021
VGP – Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh called on the business community to continue joining hands with ASEAN governments to defeat the pandemic and promote economic recovery.

Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh speaks at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit 2021. Photo: VGP

Pham made the call while delivering his remarks at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit 2021 held digitally on Monday.

He said ASEAN needs the business community’s activeness and innovation in adapting to the “new normal”, creating new jobs, ensuring welfare, stability and livelihood for the people, and generating new values for the society and community.

As digitalization has become a global demand and ASEAN is no exception, in early September, ASEAN adopted the Digital Transformation Agenda to Accelerate ASEAN's Economic Recovery and Digital Economy Integration, said Pham.

From that perspective, he welcomed the initiatives and recommendations proposed by the business communities, particularly the experience and best practices in digitalization, and mutual assistance in the application of high technologies and modern sciences to effectively curb the pandemic, and in the enhancement of digital literacy, which will help ASEAN secure successful digital transformation and become an innovative and competitive community.

He expressed his belief that seizing opportunities for growth in the digital technology domain is especially significant in promoting green growth and recovery, protecting the environment, bolstering connectivity, and raising ASEAN's profile in the world.

Pham affirmed Viet Nam will work closely with other ASEAN members and partners to advance digital infrastructure connectivity and secure a digital ecosystem for all stakeholders, towards a region of inclusive and sustainable digital development.

He assured that Government of Viet Nam will spare no effort to assist businesses in digital transformation, advance digital literacy, encourage cooperation between businesses, and facilitate greater investment in advanced technology towards fostering green growth and creating green jobs across all economic sectors./.

By Huong Giang

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