Japan wants to deeply participate in Vietnam’s digital transformation process


Within the framework of an official visit to Japan, on the morning of November 24, 2021, Prime Minister Fan Mingzheng chaired and organized a meeting on the digital transformation of Japanese companies organized by the Ministry of Planning and Investment and the Ministry of Information and Communication in Tokyo.; Jointly organized by TT and FPT .

At the meeting, Japanese companies expressed interest in the digital transformation process in Vietnam, hoping to strengthen research and development and promote investment and trade cooperation in the process.

Japan has advantages in the development of new technologies such as artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, digital infrastructure construction, and a new generation of 5G mobile networks. Japanese companies are big investors and are looking for opportunities. invest. Invest in digital technology in Vietnam.

The Prime Minister of Vietnam shared with Japanese companies that digital transformation is a global issue and therefore requires a global approach. Vietnam’s policy is a comprehensive and universal policy. All policies serve the people, and the people are participants in the digital transformation process. Vietnam has its own methods, but it is inseparable from world trends and methods. The most important thing in digital transformation is the system. Any subsequent transformation must also be the perfection of the system. It must come from reality and be measured by reality. Vietnam has released a national digital transformation plan, the three pillars of which are digital government, digital economy and digital society, of which public-private cooperation is the key to digital transformation. The government is willing to play a guiding role to create a favorable environment for effective digital transformation. Enterprises are the direct force that participates in, promotes and benefits from the results of digital transformation.

When answering questions from Japanese companies, Nguyen Hui Dung, Deputy Minister of Information and Communication, shared the goals, methods and solutions of Vietnam’s digital transformation. The Ministry of Information and Communication is an agency designated by the Prime Minister to coordinate the country’s digital transformation. Vietnam’s goal is to enter the top 50 in terms of digital government and digital economy, and reach 30% of GDP by 2030. The Covid-19 pandemic has brought many difficulties and challenges, but Vietnam is looking for opportunities in the difficulties and challenges. Therefore, one month of Covid can be equal to ten years.

Deputy Minister Nguyen Hue Dong said that it took Vietnam 10 years to reach 12% of the record of online public services, but only one month after the outbreak of the new crown virus, this proportion doubled to 24%. In 2020, Vietnam’s e-commerce will grow by 16% and the scale will exceed US$14 billion. 80% of students learn online, which is much higher than the OECD average (67.5%).

Deputy Minister Ruan Huidong also emphasized a feature of data resources, that is, the more data users create, the more data they use. The government has launched many initiatives, such as the development of a national data portal ( to provide open data; the establishment of a key economic sector database on the national agency database. By 2025, Vietnam will be among the top 50 countries in the open data index. Another issue is to ensure resources. Currently, Vietnam’s ICT industry has approximately 1 million employees. Every year, more than 70,000 information technology students graduate from universities and colleges. However, it is estimated that by 2025 and 2030, Vietnam will need 2-2.5 million workers. One of the solutions Vietnam is studying and submitting to the Prime Minister for approval is the deployment of digital universities and online entrance exams with the support of digital technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain and big data.

The Prime Minister of Vietnam Fan Mingqing praised the interest of Japanese companies in Vietnam’s digital transformation and suggested that Japanese companies continue to research, consult and make suggestions. In terms of systems and policies, promote investment and trade activities, participate in public-private cooperation projects, and promote Vietnam’s digital transformation. The ultimate goal is to serve the interests of Vietnam. People and businesses.

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