The Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang plans to invest over VND862.65 billion (US$37.3 million) in projects on postal service, telecommunications, and information technology development during the 2018-2020 period, according to a local official.
A street in Hau Giang province's Vi Thanh city (Source: vithanh.haugiang.gov.vn)
Director of the provincial Department of Information and Communications Pham Van Tuu revealed the information during a conference to review and adjust the plan to improve the sector by 2020, with a vision towards 2030.
Of the capital, more than VND57 billion (US$2.47 million) will come from the province’s coffer, with the remaining sourced from social sources.
The projects include those to develop human resources, service networks, advanced technology application, as well as to upgrade current service points and acquire new equipment. Meanwhile, other projects seek to enhance telecommunication infrastructure.
By 2020, the province will have 140 postal service points in 100 localities, which will be able to serve more than 5,600 customers each.
Hau Giang is also striving to improve the quality of its 3G/4G services, pushing to have about 80% of its residents with mobile phones and access to the Internet.
By the end of 2017, the province was home to 118 postal service points, earning more than VND20 billion.
To date, the province’s portals and websites of agencies have provided around 2,000 online public services.