HCM City wants to further develop IT industry

15-May-2021 Intellasia | SGGP News | 5:02 AM Print This Post

HCM City for the first time in 5 years has reached the leading position in the Vietnam ICT Index with 0.5186 points. This proves the great effort of both the municipal authorities as well as ICT businesses in choosing the right development direction, boosting the implementation of ICT in various fields of healthcare, education, public administration.

Statistics reveal that last year, ICT was applied in nearly 1,800 public services, 215 and 358 of which were level four and level three, respectively.

The city was able to create several important databases about the population, citizen status, centralised public administration procedures, healthcare human resources, current clinics and businesses in HCM City, planning information based on the Geographic Information System (GIS).

HCM City has effectively launched various beneficial programmes like the programme ‘Develop ICT from 2016-2020′, the project ‘Transforming HCM City into a Smart City from 2017-2020, with a Vision to 2025′, the programme ‘Digital Transformation in HCM City’, the programme ‘Researching and Implementing AI in HCM City from 2020-2030′, the programme ‘Supporting ICT Businesses and Product Development from 2020-2030′.

In the detailed ICT Index Report 2020, there are nearly 20,000 ICT businesses nationwide, 5,636 of which are IT ones (an increase of 23 percent compared to 2016). HCM City has around 1,300 startups. Among them are over 900 IT enterprises.

This shows a great potential of practical IT application development in startup projects, being carried out by either renowned corporations such as VNPT, Viettel, and FPT, or small-scaled IT businesses, in order to meet the high demands of both the domestic and international markets.

ICT has proved to be exceptional useful in Vietnam, especially when we are adopting the national digital transformation procedure, which is critical for the overall socio-economic development of the nation and the specific growth of HCM City.

In the future, the ICT Index will experience many changes, including the implementation of IT in small and medium-scaled enterprises.

Therefore, it is of top priority that the whole city, state as well as private organisations, pay more attention to digital transformation. This means digital businesses here must be more active in developing ‘Make in Vietnam’ products and solutions to answer the needs of not only the working sector but also the public in the inner city as well as the suburban area.

The more ‘Make in Vietnam’ products are introduced in HCM City, the higher and more diverse its ICT Index reaches.



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