HCM City: Digital economy’s contribution to GRDP exceeds 15%

The digital economy made up 15.38% of Ho Chi Minh City’s gross regional domestic product (GRDP) in 2022, surpassing the year’s target of 15%.
A view of HCM City from above (Photo: VNA)
A view of HCM City from above (Photo: VNA)

To achieve such an outcome, local authorities launched a series of tools and systems serving the southern economic hub’s digital transformation programme which focuses on the three pillars of digital government, digital economy, and digital society.

Specifically, in late April, the city put into operation two fundamental systems serving digital governance and smart urban area building, one of which showcases 20 groups of socio-economic information to help leaders of the city access the general situation and make suitable decisions., while the other reflects people’s feedback and proposals and the processing of these comments in forms of charts.

Four key platforms were also launched – the local government service platform, and others on data analysis, overall digital governance, and virtual meetings.

This year, the city aims to complete its digital database, with six specialised information systems put into operation regarding the fields of health, land, construction, social protection, public investment, and planning.