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National E-Document Exchange Platform launched

Date: 12 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: VietnamPlus

Hanoi, Mar 12 (VNA) - The Government Office held a ceremony in Hanoi on March 12 to launch the National E-Document Exchange Platform, a move towards a digital government and economy.

On July 12, 2018, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc issued Decision No. 28/2018/QD-TTg, prescribing the sending and receipt of e-documents among agencies in the state administrative system.

All 31 ministries and ministerial-level agencies, 63 provinces and centrally-run cities and the Party Central Committee’s Office have connected with the platform with e-documents being sent and received quickly and safely.

Minister and Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung said the launch exemplifies the determination to build up e-government systems.

According to a preliminary estimate, the platform will help save over 1.2 trillion VND (52.17 million USD) each year after subtracting costs charged by the Vietnam Post and Telecommunications Group.

Speaking at the event, PM Phuc said the launch of the platform is an important breakthrough in the sending and receipt of documents from the central to local levels, thus better serving the people and businesses.

Ministries, agencies, and localities were asked to continue working to complete national databases on population, insurance, finance, business registration, national land, electronic household registration, and specialised data, which will be connected with the platform during the 2020-2025 period, while ensuring absolute safety of information and cyber security.

The PM also required relevant agencies to create a comprehensive legal framework for the sending and receipt of e-documents on the platform and the connection and sharing of data among state agencies.

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