Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has underlined the
need to accelerate the building of a digital government, digital
administration and smart urban system, affirming that the application of new
technologies will contribute to speeding up policy response and promptly
detecting shortcomings in law enforcement.
Speaking at a national workshop on legal issues for
building and improving Vietnam’s legal system amid the fourth Industrial
Revolution in Hanoi on June 24th, the Government leader said training legal
human resources must keep pace with new trends of technology development.
He asked relevant ministries and sectors to urgently
review the current legal documents to better assess their compatibility with
the fourth Industrial Revolution and promptly propose directions for
amendments and supplements.
PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc requested the Ministry of
Justice to focus on studying and putting forth specific issues as well as
solutions to speed up the building, issuance and effective implementation of
At the workshop (Source: VNA)
Meanwhile, he asked the Ministry of Planning and
Investment to soon complete and submit to the Government for consideration
and promulgation of a national strategy on the fourth Industrial Revolution,
and closely coordinate with the Ministry of Information and Communications
to build and complete a national digitization project.
The PM urged the Ministry of Public Security to
urgently complete a national identity database, serving as a foundation for
e-identification and e-authentication, and information sharing in a safe and
effective manner; and soon fulfill guidelines for the implementation of the
Law on Cyber Security, thus ensuring both digital social-economic
development and network security.
He asked the State Bank of Vietnam to assess the
impact of appearance and circulation of digital currencies or e-wallets,
thus proposing appropriate policies, and soon submit to the Government for
the issuance of regulations on new forms of capital mobilization and credit.
The Ministry of Information and Communications
should focus on improving institutions, policies and laws to promote the
development of information technology infrastructure, soon deploy 5G network
and meet requirements of the application of the Internet of Things (IoT) as
soon as possible, and coordinate with the State Bank of Vietnam in promoting
e-payment, with new forms of payment via mobile (mobile money) or e-wallets,
Vietnam is standing in front of a great opportunity
to realise its aspiration for a prosperous and powerful nation if it can
effectively apply core technologies of the fourth Industrial Revolution such
as artificial intelligence, IoT, big data, block technology, cloud computing
into socio-economic development, he stressed.
The government leader affirmed that the quality of
Vietnam’s economic growth has improved remarkably in recent years, and a
number of technological enterprises have enjoyed spectacular growth and
become prestigious brands such as Viettel and VNG.
The PM asked relevant agencies to identify exactly
legal issues related to technologies, in order to build the nation’s
effective legal system amid the current revolution.
Hosted by the Ministry of Justice, the workshop
began a national discussion on the future of the legal system in the context
that the fourth Industrial Revolution has strongly impacted on Vietnam’s