Digital transformation to speed up industrialization, modernization

The Party, State and Government consider digital transformation as a key task on the path towards industrialization and modernization. The digital economy is expected to make up 20 percent of GDP by 2025 and 30 percent by 2030. At a meeting with overseas Vietnamese in Luxembourg on December 10, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh said: “Digital transformation has reached every corner of our life.”

“Every happening in our life, from birth when we have to make birth certificates, to death when death certificates are issued, all have relations to digital transformation. Digital transformation is present in all aspects of life,” he said.

The resolution of the 13th Party Congress says that one of the most important tasks is “accelerating research, transfer and application of scientific and technological achievements, carrying out national digital transformation, developing a digital economy, and improving productivity and the competitiveness of the economy”.

In September 2019, the Politburo issued Resolution 52 on adapting to the fourth industrial revolution, emphasizing digital transformation.

Agencies of the Party, State, Fatherland Front and politico-social organizations will have to complete the transformation by 2025. Vietnam aims to be among the top 4 ASEAN countries in the UN’s electronic government rankings.

Closing the sixth Central Committee Conference in October 2022, Party Chief Nguyen Phu Trong stressed that digital transformation is a new method that can shorten the time of industrialization and modernization.

The guidelines of the Party Chief were later included in Resolution 29 on accelerating industrialization and modernization by 2030, with a vision towards 2045.

Allocating resources

Several targets were set in Resolution 29: the proportion of digital economy will be 30 percent by 2030; the building of digital government will be completed; and Vietnam will be among 50 leading countries in the world and will be third in ASEAN in terms of electronic government and digital economy.

The Central Committee has set out key tasks to promote industrialization and modernization with solutions related to digital transformation in a comprehensive way in nearly all socio-economic fields.

The leading task set by the Party is “renovating thinking and awareness and taking drastic actions to continue to accelerate industrialization and modernization”.

The core content of the country’s industrialization and modernization in 2021-2030 is promoting the application of science and technology and innovation, especially achievements of the fourth industrial revolution so as to make a breakthrough in productivity, quality, efficiency and competitiveness of business fields and the whole economy; and carrying out digital transformation in a comprehensive, effective and sustainable manner.

Regarding institutional building and improvement, the resolution points out that it is necessary to build a legal framework for the development of a digital economy, society and government; set up a “sandbox” to implement policies on a trial basis; and experiment and apply digital technology-based products, solutions, services and business models.

Among the solutions to building a self-reliant and powerful industry and country, the Party points out that Vietnam will allocate resources and design policies with attractive incentives to develop fundamental industries, including digital technology – Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data, Blockchain, cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), electronics and telecommunication equipment, semiconductor chip designing and manufacturing.

Beneficiaries of digital transformation

As an executive body, the government has issued many decisions to concretize the Party’s guidelines about digital transformation.

In early 2022, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh issued Decision 06 approving the plan on promoting the application of data on population, electronic identification and authentication for the national digital transformation program in 2022-2025, with a vision towards 2030 (Plan 6).

The databases on population, electronic identification and authentication are the foundations for digital transformation, and a production method based on digital technologies. People and enterprises are put at the center of the transformation.

The major requirement of Plan 6 is ensuring that the national database is “right, sufficient, clean and lively”.

On April 22, 2022, the Prime Minister issued Decision 505 that states October 10 from now on will be National Digital Transformation Day.

Source: Ministry

Cooperation between Hue University and Quang Tri Provincial People’s Committee

On the afternoon of February 9, 2023, Hue University leaders had a meeting with the People’s Committee of Quang Tri province at the headquarters of the People’s Committee of Quang Tri province. Representing the People’s Committee of Quang Tri province were Mr. Hoang Nam, Vice Chairman of the Provincial People’s Committee; the leader of the Office of the Provincial People’s Committee; representatives from departments such as Planning and Investment, Finance, Education and Training, Home Affairs, Foreign Affairs, Health, Agriculture and Rural Development, Science and Technology, and Quang Tri Teacher Training College. On the side of Hue University, the participants were Assoc. Prof. Dr. Le Anh Phuong, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee, Hue University President; members of the Board of Directors; leaders of various offices; rectors of member universities; and the director of the Institute of Biotechnology.

At the meeting, the leaders of Hue University and the People’s Committee of Quang Tri province discussed cooperation in specific fields between the two sides in training human resources, scientific research, and technology transfer, in which Hue University has strengths such as health, agriculture and rural development, economics, social sciences, and humanities. This is in line with the socio-economic development needs of Quang Tri province. The two sides also discussed the role, position, and development orientation of the Branch of Hue University in Quang Tri; and the orientation of developing the Center for National Defense and Security Education of Hue University in association with the promotion of historical and cultural values in Quang Tri province.

Source: Hue University

Piano teacher, artist Thai Thi Lien passes away at age of 106

People’s Teacher and People’s Artist Thai Thi Lien, mother of People’s Artist Dang Thai Son, passed away at her home on January 31 at the age of 106. Lien was born in 1918 in Ho Chi Minh City into an intellectual family. Her father was Thai Van Lan, one of the first Vietnamese electrical engineer graduating in France.

She started playing the piano when she was four. At the age of 100, she still played music every day.

Lien was among the founders of the Vietnam Music School (now the Vietnam National Academy of Music) and headed the Piano Department until she retired in 1977.

Lien was also one of the first Vietnamese female pianists and compiled the first piano curricula in Vietnam.

Two of her children also became great artists. People’s Artists Tran Thu Ha was head of the Vietnam National Academy of Music and People’s Artist Dang Thai Son was the first Asian pianist to win the first prize at the 10th International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw in 1980.

Source: VOV5

2nd volume of “Nuoc non van dam” about President Ho Chi Minh debuts

“Lenh denh bon bien” (Sea voyage), the sequel to “Nuoc non van dam” (Thousands of miles away from home country) by Nguyen The Ky was introduced to the public on Wednesday. The novel made its debut on the 93rd founding anniversary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (February 3). It features Van Ba-Nguyen Ai Quoc, who later became President Ho Chi Minh, in France, England, America, African countries, the former Soviet Union, China, and Thailand until the day he returned to his homeland, Vietnam, on January 28, 1941.

Associate Professor, Doctor, writer Nguyen The Ky said: “The sequel is the transition from patriotism to communism. Ho Chi Minh’s mindset and ideology had a very strong and logical innovation. Most importantly, the details of President Ho Chi Minh’s life have been fully portrayed by historical and research papers, but this is a literary work. Literature fictionalizes certain events in his life and his personality. Ho Chi Minh’s personality and soul can only be told through literature.”

“Lenh denh bon bien” was released by the Central Council for Theory and Criticism of Literature and Art, the Literature Publishing House, and Lien Viet Culture and Communication Joint Stock Company.

The 3rd volume is expected to debut later this year or early next year. The 1st volume “No nuoc non” (Debt to the nation) was published in 2022.

Source: VOV5