Hanoi and Australia strengthen cooperation on digital transformation

WVR - Working with partners, including Australia in digital transformation and a smart city would help Hanoi gain expertise in speeding up plans in these fields, said Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Ha Minh Hai.

On October 12, the Working Group promoted digital transformation to support the Steering Committee for administrative, chaired by Ha Minh Hai, Head of the Delegation - Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee, working with the Delegation of the Australian Digital Transformation Agency (DTA), and representatives of the Australian Embassy in Vietnam.

At the working session.
At the working session.

Discussing with the Delegation of the DTA, Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Ha Minh Hai said: Digital transformation is a sector with prioritized development of the city recently, based on the implementation of Resolution 18-NQ/TU of the Hanoi municipal Party Committee on digital transformation, building a smart Hanoi city by 2025, with orientation to 2030. The city’s government department is assigned specific plans, including international cooperation.

“Determining digital transformation and building a smart city is crucial, Hanoi wishes to cooperate with countries around the world in this sector, including Australia owing to the fact that Australia has vast experience in implementing the Australian Government's National Transformation Strategy, investment, appraisal, approval, and evaluation of the effectiveness of digital transformation programs and projects”, Mr. Hai emphasized.

Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Ha Minh Hai presented Ms. Lucy Poole with a souvenir from Hanoi Capital
Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Ha Minh Hai presented Ms. Lucy Poole with a souvenir from Hanoi Capital.

Sharing with the leaders of the Hanoi People’s Committee and the DTA, Ms. Lucy Poole, General Manager Digital Strategy, Architecture and Discovery - Head of DTA said: DTA is the agency responsible for coordinating, supervising, and urging the implementation of digital transformation using the state budget, and at the same time organizing training and improving digital skills for cadres in charge of digital transformation. In particular, Australia’s public service reforms include coherent and measurable enhancements throughout the whole system. In addition, initiatives focus on artificial technology and digital identity.

Within the framework of the meeting, members of the Australian Delegation also shared about the Australian Government Architecture (AGA). Accordingly, AGA integrates and assists all stages of the Digital Investment Oversight and Information Technology Framework.

Australia is known to have introduced a new Data and Digital Government Strategy with a vision to 2030 that the Government provides simple, safe and connected public services to all people and businesses through world-class digital capacities and data.

Wrapping up the meeting, Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Ha Minh Hai sincerely thanked the DTA Delegation for their sharings. These sharings will help Hanoi’s agencies and units learn from experience, contribute to advisory work, and promote the capital’s administrative reform and digital transformation.

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