The Vietnamese Government Office and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on September 14 signed a Record of Discussion for Project to Build Professional and Efficient State Operation for Improvement of Business Environment.
Under the document, training courses in Vietnam and Japan will be given to officials of the Government Office and relevant ministries and agencies while conferences and talks will be held in Vietnam, with focus on developing e-Government and bettering business climate.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, Minister, Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung thanked the Japanese Embassy in Vietnam and JICA for their effective coordination with Vietnamese agencies in general and the Government Office in particular.
Right from the beginning of the 2016-2021 tenure, the Government and the Prime Minister ordered the building of an action-oriented, development-enabling government of integrity in service of people and businesses, with due attention paid to administrative reform and business climate improvement to push economic growth and enhance local livelihoods, he said.
Laying stress on the Industry 4.0 trend, Dung said that building e-Government is an overriding priority of the Government. The Prime Minister already set up the National Committee for E-Government, tasked with researching and proposing guidelines, strategies, mechanisms and policies to create legal environment favourable for the development of an e-Government towards a digital economy.
As Japan has considerable experience in developing e-Government, the JICA-funded project will help Vietnamese officials to enhance their capacity in the fields, he said, expressing his hope that JICA will continue cooperation with the Government Office to bolster socio-economic development, and contribute to the friendship and collaboration between the two countries.
JICA President Shinichi Kitaoka, for his part, wished that the freshly signed record of discussion will play an important role in carrying out e-Government in Vietnam.
Through the project, the two nations will share experience in building e-Government in both sides, he added.