The custom-built solutions aims to reduce meeting times by 30 per cent and remove the use of paper by the end of the year, except for confidential documents.
The Vietnamese Government has rolled out what is being dubbed an “e-Cabinet” system to improve efficiency by reducing meeting times by 30 per cent and removing the use of paper by the end of the year, except for confidential documents.
The tailor-made system from Viettel, the country’s leading telecommunications company, securely updates, stores, and manages documents for government meetings while offering electronic voting with digital signatures. It also automatically sends notifications and reminders to officials.
e-Cabinet was first put into operation during a government meeting hosted by Vietnamese prime minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc in Hanoi, last month. During the meeting, an online vote was held using the new system. Twenty-seven cabinet members voted on a decree on electronic identification using electronic tablets. This includes four who were not physically present in the meeting room.
Minister-Chairman of the Government Office, Mai Tien, said the system could also eliminate petty corruption since all information is recorded digitally. This will help remove hurdles for businesses and start-ups, and in return, boost the economy.
"This will become the basis in the creation of a digital-based economy and society in Vietnam"
According to the telecommunications giant, e-Cabinet is just the first step in turning Vietnam into a "smart" country.
"The E-Cabinet system has been thoroughly tested before implementation. It ensures the efficient and safe transfer and storage of sensitive information,” said Le Dang Dzung, acting chairman of Viettel Group.
"Viettel will invest financial resources, technology and talent in cooperating with government to further create an electronic, modern, transparent, and efficient working environment within the administration. This will become the basis in the creation of a digital-based economy and society in Vietnam."
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