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Vietnam yearns to be among top 50 countries in e-government by 2030

Vietnam's national digital transformation program targets 80% of the population having e-payment accounts by 2030.

Vietnam has set itself the goal of becoming among the top 50 countries in terms of e-government building by 2030 as measured by the e-government development index (EGDI), according to the National Digital Transformation Program to 2025, with vision to 2030 approved by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. 

 Vietnam strives to be among 50 countries of e-government by 2030. Photo: Saigongiaiphong Newspaper.

The program includes the development digital government, digital economy, digital society as well as forming digital technology companies that can compete at global scale. 

To achieve the above-mentioned goals, the program sets among the tasks the improvement of economic competitiveness, with digital economy contributing 20% to GDP and labor productivity growth of at least 7% per year by 2025.

By 2025, Vietnam strives to be among the top 70 countries in terms of e-government, top 50 countries in terms of information technology (IDI), top 50 countries in terms of global competitiveness index (GCI), and top 35 countries in innovation (GII).

By 2030, Vietnam would be among the top 30 countries in terms of network safety and security (GCI).

Under the program, by 2030, fiber-optic broadband Internet services and 5G mobile network services will be universalized as well as more than 80% of the population will have e-payment accounts by 2030.

The program stated that tasks and solutions to create digital transformation foundation include cognitive transformation; institutional creation; digital infrastructure development and ensuring network safety and security, among others.