THE MINISTER OF POST AND TELEMATICS
SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence – Freedom - Happiness
No. 15/2007/QD-BBCVT
Hanoi, June 15, 2007
DECISION
APPROVING THE PLANNING ON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATION DEVELOPMENT IN THE NORTHERN KEY ECONOMIC REGION TO 2010 AND ORIENTATIONS TOWARDS 2020
THE MINISTER OF POST AND TELEMATICS
Pursuant to the May 25, 2002 Ordinance on Post and Telematics;
Pursuant to the June 29, 2006 Law on Information Technology;
Pursuant to the Governments Decree No. 90/2002/ND-CP of November 11, 2002, defining the functions, tasks, powers and organizational structure of the Ministry of Post and Telematics;
Pursuant to the Governments Decree No. 92/2006/ND-CP of September 7, 2006, on the formulation, approval and management of master plans on socio-economic development;
Under the Prime Ministers authorization in the Government Offices Notice No. 116/TB-VPCP of May 22, 2007, approving the planning on information and communication technology development in the northern, central and southern key economic regions;
At the proposal of the director of the Planning and Finance Department,
DECIDES:
Article 1. To approve the Planning on information and communication technology development in the northern key economic region to 2010 and orientations towards 2020 with the following principal contents:
I. DEVELOPMENT VIEWPOINT, OBJECTIVES AND ORIENTATIONS
1. Development viewpoint
a/ To develop telecommunications and information technology in service of national industrialization and modernization, contributing to turning the northern key economic region into a big economic, financial and trade center in the country and the Southeast Asia, a bridge for integration and efficient economic cooperation with the regional countries. To boost the development of telecommunications and information technology in Hanoi capital so that it can serve as a pervasive development core of the entire northern key economic region and a driving force for promoting and supporting other northern provinces.
b/ Telecommunications is an important economic, technical and service sector of infrastructure, which will be comprehensively developed one step ahead in terms of network, technology and services, ensuring network security, inter-regional and national connection, well serving the operation of industrial parks, export processing zones and the entire society, contributing to quickly restructuring the economy towards modernization and sustainable development, creating a motive force for socio-economic development of the entire region, raising the quality of the peoples life, and efficiently and promptly serving security and defense work in all circumstances.
c/ To prioritize development of the information technology industry which will serve as a premise for development of other industries. To directly apply modern technologies, promote labor potential advantages, and enhance international cooperation to exploit capital sources and new technologies. Foreign investment will play the primary role in developing the information technology industry, especially the hardware industry.
d/ To apply widely information technology in economic, social, cultural, security and defense domains, particularly concentrating efforts on development of an e-government and e-commerce. To apply information technology for renewal of the management mode and administration process, thus actively assisting management and administration activities of local administrations, proceeding to building e-cities and e-provinces. To step by step supply online information in service of the people and enterprises, so that they may work with state agencies more quickly, conveniently, thriftily and efficiently.
2. Development objectives and orientations
a/ Development of telecommunications
- Objectives to 2010
To build up a modern telecommunication infrastructure of big capacity, high speed and high reliability. To build Hanoi into a high-quality international telecommunication service center, which provides various services and operates efficiently. To develop telecommunications to well and promptly serve socio-economic development, maintenance of security, defense, social order and safety, search and rescue activities on the sea and areas frequented with floods and storms. To maintain a high growth rate compared to the national average so that the growth rate of the entire region will reach 20%-30%. To provide telephone and Internet services to all villages by 2010. To narrow down the service-use gap between the regional provinces and cities. To ensure that 100% of communes will have public telephone service points, 70% of communes have public Internet access points, and 100% of districts and most of communes in the region be provided with broadband Internet services. By 2010, the regional telephone density will be 65-70 telephone sets/100 inhabitants (23-25 fixed phones and 42-45 cell phones); 35%-40% of the population will get access to the Internet (see Appendix 1 on telecommunications development targets to 2010 for provinces and centrally run cities in the northern key economic region).
- Orientations to 2020
To build and develop an advanced, modern, efficient, safe, reliable and wide-area information and communication infrastructure. To strongly develop new-generation networks (NGN) so as to provide multi-services on the basis of a unified infrastructure. To strongly boost the development of broadband networks so as to ensure the development of network applications such as e-government, e-commerce, distance training, medical examination and treatment, and other applications. The mobile phone networks will approach the third generation (3G) and next generations. To develop services in line with the trend of converging radio, television, information and telecommunications technologies, promptly meeting social information exchange demand. By 2020, the telecommunication service use rate will reach that of the developed industrial countries. The telecommunication service use rate in rural areas will be equal to that in urban areas.
b/ Development of the information-technology industry
- Objectives to 2010
To strongly boost the information technology industry in the northern key economic region-into a spearhead and mainstream economic sector which will develop in a sustainable manner with high and stable growth rate and export orientation as the core for accelerating industrialization and modernization in the region and adjacent areas. To concentrate on strongly developing the information technology industry in Hanoi, Hai Phong and Bac Ninh. To turn Hanoi into an information technology industry center in the Southeast Asia. The information technology industry will attain an average annual growth rate of 30%-35%. By 2010, its total production value will reach USD 2-3 billion, accounting for around 8% of the total regional industrial production value.
- Orientations to 2020
To strive to rum the information technology Industry into a key economic sector growing at a high, sustainable and stable rate. By 2020, the industrys production value will represent around 20% of the total regional industrial production value. The northern key economic region will become an electronic component and software production center in the Southeast Asia. Hanoi capital will become a strong information technology industry center in the Southeast Asia, especially in terms of electronic component and software production.
c/ Development of information technology application
- Objectives to 2010
To ensure a smooth direction, administration and information exchange system in state agencies, which will promptly serve as a useful instrument for administrative reform. To computerize professional operations of state agencies. To build up and effectively use information infrastructure and websites in service of information exchange, supply and sharing between agencies, organizations and individuals. To strive for the target that 100% of cadres and civil servants can use emails and exploit information for their jobs.
To establish and accelerate e-transactions and e-commerce with the operation of digital signature-authenticating organizations. Websites of provinces and cities must supply and update all information on policies, laws, administrative procedures, working process, investment projects, public bidding and procurement, and online activities of agencies, and online investment attraction information. People and enterprises will have access to and use information quickly and easily. Some declaration, registration and licensing procedures will be carried out online.
To enhance information technology application in enterprises. An average of 60% of enterprises in Hanoi, Bac Ninh and Hai Phong will conduct reporting, statistics, tax declaration, registration and be granted business permits or certificates online. Around 50% of large enterprises will grasp online business skills and conduct e-transactions; 70% of medium- and small-sized enterprises will be aware of benefits of e-commerce and have certain applications in their production and business.
- Orientations to 2020
By 2015, to complete the construction of major communication infrastructure works to link the northern key economic region with adjacent regions, especially the midland and northern mountainous regions and the southern region of the Red River. To ensure information confidentiality and security for information technology and telecommunications application and development activities. To widely apply information technology and telecommunications in all domains, efficiently exploit information and knowledge in all branches. To build and develop an e-Vietnam with e-citizens, e-government, e-enterprises and e-transactions.
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