May 31, 2019 / 10:37

Vietnam to launch eCabinet to curb papers documents

The Hanoitimes - Adopting the eCabinet platform may help the government reduce the average time of sessions and meetings by 30% and toward the target of using 100% electronic documents in government meetings.

The Vietnamese government plans to launch the eCabinet platform, an information system to serve the Cabinet’ meetings and work processing in June, aiming to build up a government without paper documents, local media reported, citing Minister and Chairman of the Office of the Government (OOG) Mai Tien Dung.
 
Minister and Chairman of the Office of the Government Mai Tien Dung. Photo by DH/ Tuoitrenews
Minister and Chairman of the Office of the Government Mai Tien Dung. Photo by DH/ Tuoitrenews
In addition, adopting the eCabinet platform may help the government reduce the average time of sessions and meetings by 30% and toward the target of using 100% electronic documents in government meetings, except for some classified documents by the end of 2019.
Replacing all paper documents by electronic ones will save the government about VND1.2 trillion (US$51.2 million) of printed-paper, postal mail and delivery costs and help the citizen's accessibility to the administration easier and more transparent.
Currently, the OOG is implementing paperless office while the secretaries of the prime minister and deputy prime ministers are trained on the system and the ministers will be taught on how to use it.
Dung elaborated that the national public service portal would be opened in November to handle some public services online.
The move is expected to strongly decentralize the administrative procedures to the ministries, agencies and localities effectively, aiming to improve the quality of the public services on exchanging e-documents and to eliminate the negatives.
The OOG will hire telecom carriers like VNPT, Viettel and FPT to provide infrastructure for delivering electronic documents.
On concerns over safety and security of the workflow in delivering national documents, Dung affirmed that the service providers must be accountable to the law.
Last July, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc signed decision prescribing the sending and receipt of e-documents among agencies in the administrative system.
According to an OOG representative, 100% of ministries, departments, agencies and localities have been inter-connected and exchanged electronic documents in the national e-document exchange workflow.