THE PRIME MINISTER OF GOVERNMENT
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No: 95/2002/QD-TTg
Hanoi, July 17, 2002
 
DECISION
APPROVING THE MASTER PLAN ON THE APPLICATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES IN VIETNAM TILL 2005
THE PRIME MINISTER
Pursuant to the December 25, 2001 Law on Organization of the Government;
Pursuant to the Government’s Resolution No. 07/2000/NQ-CP of June 5, 2000 on building and developing the software industry in the 2000-2005 period;
Pursuant to the Prime Minister’s Decision No. 81/2001/QD-TTg of May 24, 2001 approving the action program for the implementation of Directive No. 58-CT/TW of the Political Bureau on stepping up the application and development of information technologies in the cause of industrialization and modernization in the 2001-2005 period;
Taking into consideration the proposals of the Minister of Science, Technology and Environment (Report No. 2297/TTr-BKHCNMT of August 15, 2001) and the Minister of Planning and Investment (Report No. 3215 BKH/VPDT of May 23, 2002),
 
DECIDES:

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Article 1.- To approve the master plan on the application and development of information technologies (ITs) in Vietnam till 2005, with the following principal contents:
I. OBJECTIVES
By 2005 the IT application and development in Vietnam shall achieve the following basic characteristics and targets:
1. The national average level and effectiveness of IT application shall reach the average level of the regional countries; IT application in the activities of the agencies of the Party and the State, socio-political organizations and spearhead economic branches that play the leading role in the national economy at the central level, in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh cities shall be on par with the level of the advanced countries in the region.
2. To develop telecommunication and Internet networks with modern technologies and ever-growing traffic capacity, high speed and quality, which can provide the society and consumers with diversified services at prices equal to the average ones of the regional countries. By 2005 all provinces and cities nationwide shall be inter-connected by optical fiber cables, and the percentage of Internet users shall reach 4-5% of the total population. .
 

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