Vietnam inaugurates national data portal

The national data portal was launched by the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) during a ceremony in Hanoi on 31 August.

The portal provides data on state agencies in service of political and socio-economic activities, contributing to the process of e-government building in Vietnam. New digital services, in the process of a digital government building, as well as open data will be provided on the portal. This will make it easier for the public to use them to serve research, study, or product invention, as well as offer feedback to state agencies to improve operating efficiency.

According to a press release, at the event, leaders of the ministries of information and communications, natural resources and environment, science and technology, health, education, and training signed a cooperation agreement with the Vietnam Social Security, the Vietnam National University-Hanoi, and the Vietnam Post Corporation.

The organisations agreed to promote open data and develop the portal. Speaking at the event, the Deputy Minister of Information and Communications, Nguyen Thanh Hung, expressed his belief that Vietnam’s rankings of e-government building in the world, now at 86th place, will improve.

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