At the meeting (Photo: mic.gov.vn)

Mr. Hung informed that the Vietnamese Government was making efforts to develop an electronic Government, looking toward a digital Government, in order to create a transparent environment serving residents and businesses.

In terms of ICT infrastructure, he asserted that Vietnam had developed a fairly good ICT infrastructure system with 60% of people using Internet and nearly 40% of subscribers using 3G and 4G broadband mobile services. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Information and Communications is granting license for 5G testing, and the 5G service is expected to be provided in 2020.

Saying that while the Ministry of Information and Communications was developing policies and law regulating documents relating to data management, sharing of data links and protection of personal information, the Deputy Minister added that the Vietnamese Government was also improving the business environment, simplifying procedures, accelerating electronic payment and developing innovation and start-up.

Jeffrey Donald, BCIU Senior Vice President, said that his delegation wanted to study Vietnam’s priorities in start-up and innovation ecosystem, and how cooperation between Vietnamese and US businesses could promote cooperation between the Vietnamese Government and US businesses./.

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