The 4th industrial revolution is impacting many aspects of life globally. In May, 2017 the Prime Minister issued a decree instructing ministries, sectors, localities, and enterprises to take specific steps towards the 4th industrial revolution. Many mechanisms and policies have been promulgated.
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, Chairman of the National Committee for IT Application and the National Council on Sustainable Development and Competitiveness Improvement, said “We need to develop a strong IT infrastructure and take a step forward like other countries. We already have provided 2G, 3G, and 4G, and cable services to every house but need to build professional infrastructure and data centers and move toward open data. The work should begin at ministries and sectors and expand to enterprises and the public.”
The Ministry of Information and Communications plans to develop policies that promote digital infrastructure growth, ensure the security of the national communication system, and issue standards in IT and telecommunications. Minister Truong Minh Tuan elaborates on ways to seize the opportunities of the 4th industrial revolution “We need to have vanguards promoting the 4thindustrial revolution to improve the capacity and effectiveness of our IT infrastructure and to enhance national IT capacity. It’s also important to promote IT application in the management, and operation of the whole economy and to consider IT application a priority in national industrialization and modernization.”
Information technology is considered one of Vietnam’s key drivers to promote a knowledge-based economy, improve national competitiveness, and strengthen sustainable development. Vietnam plans to develop its broadband infrastructure and promote 4G and 5G technology.