Speaking at the event, PM Phuc said that on March 7, 2019, the Government issued Resolution No. 17/NQ-CP on a number of key tasks and solutions for e-Government development in the 2019-2020 period, orientation to 2025, with 83 specific tasks having been assigned to ministries, branches and agencies. Thus far, almost all ministries, branches and agencies have already issued plans to implement Resolution No. 17, and have achieved some initial results.
The positive changes have been seen in the construction of the e-government towards the digital government and the digital economy.
However, he also pointed out the limitations during the session, including online public services which have increased but still have limited utilisation rate and efficiency, while the progress in building a national database is still slow, especially for population data. Various software and IT platforms used in e-government also lead to a lack of compatibility and communication. E-portals and electronic one-stop information system in some localities have not yet secured their function, while the budget allocation for the construction of e-government is still difficult.
Regarding orientations for the remaining months of 2019, PM Phuc urged focus on facilitating interconnection in the sending and receip of e-documents in line with the PM’s Decision No. 28, in addition to building information systems in service of direction work, national database, and public service portals and one-stop-shop information systems at the ministry and provincial levels. Also, he requested the provision of level-3 and level-4 online public services according to the list issued by the PM.