Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Every Vietnam citizen to have QR Code by 2025, gov’t says



Every Vietnam citizen to have QR Code by 2025, gov’t says

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Smart traffic monitoring and operation centre in Ho Chi Minh City. Vietnam targets to form a digital government by 2025. VIETNAM NEWS AGENCY

Every Vietnam citizen to have QR Code by 2025, gov’t says

Every citizen in Vietnam will have a digital identity with a QR Code by 2025 in an effort to promote the development of digital government.

This will enable citizens, enterprises and other organisations to participate in the operation of government agencies to improve transparency and service quality as well as improving social values.

This was a key point in the e-government development strategy towards building a digital government in the 2021-2025 period approved last week.

The strategy aimed to complete the development targets of e-government by the end of this year to serve the formation of digital government by 2025.

As mentioned in the strategy, e-government included online meetings, paperless document processing, contactless administrative procedures and cashless payments.

Digital government was a broader definition, which included e-government with safe operation in the digital environment, ability to provide new services, ability to optimise resources and the ability to lead the national digital transformation and effectively handle big issues in socio-economic management and development.

Digital government was developed to let citizens, enterprises and other organisations participate in an appropriate way in the operation of government agencies and interact to enhance transparency, improve service quality and together handle problems.

In comparison, e-government set targets of better serve citizens and enterprises.

Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung said the targets for forming e-government would be basically completed in 2021 with the focus on enabling the provision of all public services at level 4. Level 4 is the highest level of online public services which allows users to fill and submit forms and pay fees online.

By 2025, digital government would be formed, which would enable the provision of government services round-the-clock following demand while new services would be provided based on the open database.

To promote the formation of the digital government, the strategy set targets of completing the legal environment, developing the national digital infrastructure, the national digital platform, the national data and national apps together with ensuring network security and safety.

Accordingly, policies would be put forward so that Vietnam could be in the list of the top 50 countries in terms of digital government development by the UN by 2025 and in the top 30 by 2030.

Specifically, the strategy targeted that every citizen would have a digital identity with a QR Code and own a smartphone. Every household would have a digital address and could access broadband internet.

Each citizen would have a digital health record, while medical examination and treatment facilities could provide remote examination and treatment and allow cashless payments and electronic prescriptions.

Each student would have a digital record of their studies, schools allow cashless payments and provide digital learning materials. Each farmer will have the ability to access, exploit and use the digital platform for agriculture, reducing the dependence on intermediary stages from production to distribution.

VIET NAM NEWS/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

MOST VIEWED

  • NY sisters inspired by Khmer heritage

    Growing up in Brooklyn, New York, Cambodian-American sisters Edo and Eyen Chorm have always felt a deep affinity for their Cambodian heritage and roots. When the pair launched their own EdoEyen namesake jewellery brand in June, 2020, they leaned heavily into designs inspired by ancient Khmer

  • Schools drawn into Manet degree row

    Prime Minister Hun Sen stepped into the Hun Manet-Sam Rainsy war of words over the validity of Manet’s degree from the US Military Academy at West Point, set off by Rainsy’s claims that Manet had received a “second-class degree” or “honorary degree”. Hun

  • Cambodia records first Omicron community case

    The Ministry of Health on January 9 reported 30 new Covid-19 cases, 29 of which were imported and all were confirmed to be the Omicron variant. The ministry also reported 11 recoveries and no new deaths. Earlier on January 9, the ministry also announced that it had detected the Kingdom's

  • The effects of the USD interest rate hike on Cambodian economy

    Experts weigh in on the effect of a potential interest rate expansion by the US Federal Reserve on a highly dollarised Cambodia Anticipation of the US Federal Reserve’s interest rate hike in March is putting developing economies on edge, a recent blog post by

  • PM eyes Myanmar peace troika

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has suggested that ASEAN member states establish a tripartite committee or diplomatic troika consisting of representatives from Cambodia, Brunei and Indonesia that would be tasked with mediating a ceasefire in Myanmar. The premier also requested that Nippon Foundation chairman Yohei Sasakawa

  • Kampot tourism quay ‘90% done’

    Construction on Kampot International Tourism Port – a 4ha quay in Teuk Chhou district about 6km west of Kampot town – has fallen off track, reaching 90 per cent completion, according to a senior Ministry of Tourism official last week. The project is now planned to be finished