Government attaches importance to developing smart industries: PM
15:15 | 05/12/2017

VGP – PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc has affirmed the Vietnamese government’s guiding standpoint of focusing on the building and development of the digital economy and smart industries.

Photo: VGP/Quang Hieu

The government considers the work as a pivotal task of economic restructuring in association with the reform of growth model, towards higher  productivity, quality, efficiency and competitiveness, he said.

The PM made the remark at the Smart Industry World 2017 Conference and Expo that opened in Ha Noi on December 4, under the theme “Discovering the smart industries – Defining the future economy”.

The two-day event, co-organised by the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission and the International Data Group (IDG), features an exhibition on Industry 4.0 technologies which brings together nearly 50 outstanding firms, both at home and abroad, across the fields of automation, robot, smart technologies, agriculture, health, education, fintech and software. 

Photo: VGP/Quang Hieu

In his opening speech, PM Phuc stated that the Vietnamese Government gives special care to the building of mechanisms and policies to develop information technology, renew and apply technological advances, and take advantage of the opportunities brought about by the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0).

The PM has issued Directive No. 16 with a number of crucial solutions concerning the development of IT infrastructure, digital industries, smart agriculture, smart tourism and smart city, and the facilitation of the innovative startup ecosystem, he said.

The leader also pointed out multiple challenges being faced by the Vietnamese economy amid the Industry 4.0.

Photo: VGP/Quang Hieu

In that context, he stressed the need to focus on finalizing institutions, mechanisms, policies and laws for the development of digital economy and smart industries; and to devise a master plan on digital and national database transformations, to create a premise for the building of transformation strategies for each sector and field.

It is also essential to boost IT application in reforming administrative procedures; to build an e-Government and provide public services online; to develop synchronous infrastructure, especially information infrastructure; and to rapidly develop human resources to meet the requirements of the digital economy, PM Phuc added.

                                                                                                            By Vien Nhu

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