PM hosts third national committee session on digital transformation

VOV.VN - Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh chaired the third meeting of the National Committee on Digital Transformation on August 8 in order to assess the pace of digital transformation during the first half of the year and outline tasks moving forward.

The meeting was held via an online platform which connected the Government Office with various People’s Committees of provinces and centrally-run cities across the country.
PM Chinh, who heads the committee, highlighted digital transformation as an inevitable trend, an objective requirement, and a must-do task as part of national development.

He noted that during the complicated developments relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, digital transformation became an urgent need in order to effectively prevent and control the spread of the pandemic, while simultaneously maintaining and boosting socio-economic development.

The Government chief therefore affirmed that digital transformation represents a major policy of the Party and State which must be carried out regularly and continuously in a rapid and effective manner.

During the course of the meeting, a report on digital transformation index rankings for ministries and provinces in 2021 was released.

Chinh emphasized the importance of mobilising every resource for the work, especially through the public - private partnership, while ensuring harmonious interests among the State, people, and enterprises.

He asked ministers, heads of ministry-level bodies and Government agencies, chairpersons of the provincial-level People’s Committees, and the steering committees for digital transformation of ministries, sectors, and localities to drastically carry out the assigned tasks under the national digital transformation programme, the national strategy for developing the digital Government, and the national strategy for developing the digital economy and society to meet the targets for 2022.

Chinh also asked each ministry and sector, and  businesses, particularly those in the information, communications, and science - technology industries, to play an active role in the national digital transformation process.