ITU Official Highlights Vietnam's Remarkable Achievements in ITC Development
|General Secretary of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Zhao Houlin. (Photo: VNA)|
General Secretary of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Zhao Houlin in an interview with Vietnam News Agency that Vietnam had made progresses in the development of information and communication technology (ICT), especially the creativity of applications that Vietnam is developing.
Vietnam's remarkable achievements in ITC development, including its national strategy for digital transformation, make the country an excellent example for the region and developing countries in the world, he said.
He highly valued Vietnam's hosting of the ITU Digital World in 2020, and acknowledged its role as a leading provider of information and communication technology and digital economy in ASEAN, as well as an important partner in many markets, from Asia and Africa to Latin America and the Caribbean.
Assessing Vietnam's ability to realize its digital transformation goal in the near future, Zhao said that Vietnam is currently implementing e-Government and this effort has received the support of the people. Vietnam is a good example of digital transformation. This is not only the aspiration and goal of the Vietnamese Government but also of all people. With these joint efforts, Vietnam will surely succeed, he stated.
The Ministry of Information and Communications of Vietnam and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) jointly organize the ITU Digital World 2021 from October 12 to November 12 via numerous digital platforms. The event is expected to offer an opportunity for Vietnamese businesses to promote their brands, expand into new markets, and approach customers from 193 member countries that make up the ITU. It will also provide an ideal venue for foreign firms operating in the field of telecommunications and information technology to introduce their latest cutting-edge technology products, services, and solutions, VOV cited.
|ITU Digital World 2021 poster. (Photo: VOV)|
Participants will primarily focus on discussing development trends, management policies, and technological solutions aimed at promoting the digital economy. Within the framework of the event, plenty of small and medium-sized enterprises will also have the opportunity to participate in the ITU SME Virtual Awards which will focus on five areas, including Connectivity, Smart Cities, E-Health, Digital Finance, and Technology Training.
A series of seminars and conferences are being held from September to November, while the ministerial conference itself will take place from October 12 to October 14 and will run with the theme "Building a Digital World Together".
The symposiums held in September largely focused on necessary infrastructure for digital transformation, while the online ministerial conference in October will touch upon issues related to cost reduction for network access, the Government’s role in digital transformation, along with digitizing public services.
Upcoming seminars in November will discuss a range of factors for digital transformation, including digital skills, educational technology, cyber security, privacy, green Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), Artificial Intelligence, energy efficiency, and sustainable development.
The ITU will host an awards ceremony for SMEs globally in December.
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