On the afternoon of August 26, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc chaired the regular video conference between the National Committee on e-Government and steering committees for e-Government building in ministries, branches, and steering committees for e-Authority building in 63 provinces and cities. In Hue, Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee, Mr. Phan Thien Dinh and leaders of departments and branches attended the conference.
According to a report by the Ministry of Information and Communications on ranking of the overall index of information technology application by ministries, and ministerial-level agencies in 2019, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, and the Ministry of Information and Communications are the three leading units with an index of about 0.9 points, and the last rankings are the Ministry of Home Affairs, and the Ministry of Construction.
Among the provinces and cities, Thua Thien Hue takes the lead in the ranking and is the only province whose index exceeds 0.9 points (0.9039 points), the last rankings are Bac Lieu, Kon Tum, and Cao Bang respectively.
One of the important components of building and developing e-Government is the LGSP data sharing and integration platform (Local Government Service Platform). The goal of the National Committee on e-Government is that 100% of ministries, branches and localities must have this platform and connect with the national data integration and sharing platform by the end of 2020.
As of the end of July 2020, nearly 83% of ministries, sectors and localities have completed the implementation of this platform, increased over threefold compared to 2019.
Speaking at the conference, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc stated that e-Government building was a big issue, a new and pressing one to develop the country. Over the past time, this work has achieved a number of progresses, such as Vietnam's e-Government development index moved up two places.
However, there are still many shortcomings; therefore, it is necessary to regularly inspect, urge and propose new policies and measures so as to solve them and promote the e-Government in Vietnam. The Prime Minister asked ministries, branches and localities to have specific roadmaps to continue building strategies on e-Government building. The units need to focus on completing institutions, as this is an important stage, and must always go first to form the e-Government.