E-Government pushes administrative reform: PM

May 15, 2018 | 08:50 am GMT+7

The e-Government would help fight corruption, push administrative reform and improve investment environment, said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.



Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the event. (Photo: VGP)

The sluggish building of the e-Government will lead to low productivity and backwardness, the PM said at a working session on e-Government building with representatives of a number of ministries, agencies and the national committee on IT application in building the e-Government in Hanoi on May 14.
Highlighting the significance of a national database, he said the current problem lies with the negligence of some ministries, agencies and localities, not the lack of resources. The leader, therefore, asked Cabinet members and cities and provinces nationwide to join hands in e-Government building.
Administrative reform should go in tandem with IT application at all levels, he said, describing IT as a tool to materialise the reform target.
In that spirit, PM Phuc agreed with the Government Office’s proposal to establish a national committee on e-Government by revamping the national committee on IT application in building the e-Government which is chaired by the PM.
At the working session, Minister-Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung reported experience in implementing the e-Government of several countries like Estonia, France and Malaysia.
Many delegates shared the views that the most important, urgent task is to connect data between State agencies, firstly those in the tax, customs and social insurance sectors, explaining that 90,000 wards and communes across the country have set up their own portals.
The Government Office also proposed the Government build a national service portal and implement a one-stop-shop portal.