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Vietnam: HCM City Looks for e-Enterprise Reform
Source: http://vietnamnews.vn
Source Date: Monday, December 23, 2013
Focus: Internet Governance
Country: Viet Nam
Created: Dec 24, 2013

HCM City will have 17 State-run enterprises that will use information technology for nearly all of their operations, according to the municipal People's Committee.


On December 20, the city's Department of Information and Communications organised a conference to develop a project designated to transfer 17 State-owned enterprises into e-enterprises. These SOEs are governed by HCM City.


In the last eight months, the agency has implemented a pilot e-enterprise project at Sai Gon Industry Corporation, achieving encouraging results.


The application of information technology has helped enterprises reduce the time needed to process affairs among the corporation's offices and member enterprises, and has also helped cut costs equal to billions of dong.


Based on the success of this pilot, the People's Committee has decided to broaden the project to State-owned enterprises, with priorities given to 17 companies headed by the municipal government.


Speaking at the event, People's Committee vice chairman, Le Manh Ha, said that the city government's IT applications would be improved so that all data from enterprises could be easily updated.


City leaders will outline timely and proper measures to settle any problems soon, Ha said.


If eligible enterprises for the project show signs of delaying IT application, they will be penalised, he added. 

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