JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

​Vietnam launches 2017 white book on IT and communications

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 13:57 GMT+7

Vietnam’s 2017 White Book on Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) was launched on Tuesday at a ceremony in Hanoi.

The annual publication, issued for the past eight years, provides official information and data on the ICT sector.

This year’s edition provides data in 12 areas, including IT application, information safety, telecommunications and broadcasting, according to Truong Minh Tuan, Vietnamese Minister of Information and Communications, who spoke at Tuesday’s launch.

Data on a number of new criteria such as online public services and television ratings were also added to meet popular demand, the minister noted.

The figures presented in the book have been aggregated from official reports between 2015 and 2016 by local administrations and government agencies under the Ministry.

According to Minister Tuan, the ministry has put their best effort into finishing the publication in the shortest possible time, while providing detailed information on the development of the ICT sector in Vietnam to meet growing demands for official data from foreign and domestic bodies and organizations.

“With the fast steps in ICT development over the past few years, Vietnam has held a high position in the international IT services and software outsourcing market,” Tuan was quoted by Viet Nam News as saying. “Last year, Vietnam took the first position in the economic index of mobile application use among six ASEAN countries.”

The White Book will be available in Vietnamese and English in October, with online versions uploaded on the ministry’s website for public reference.

The cover of the 2017 White Book on Information and Communications Technologies.
The cover of the 2017 White Book on Information and Communications Technologies.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!


Read more




Experience summer sand-boarding in Mui Ne

Sand-boarding, a popular activity amongst local children in the coastal tourism town of Mui Ne in south-central Vietnam, is attracting hundreds of tourists to the Red Sand Dunes

Young maple trees given better protection as Hanoi enters rainy season

The trees are currently growing well, with green leaves and healthy branches.

Hunting skinks for food in southern Vietnam

Skink meat is known to be soft, tasty, and highly nutritious.

Vietnamese-made app allows people to grow real veggies via smartphone

Nguyen Thi Duyen, a young engineer in Hanoi, developed the app and its related services to help busy people create their own veggie gardens.

Chinese tourists hit by Vietnamese over dine and dash

Four Chinese were reportedly injured, with one having a broken arm.

Latest news