The Vietnamese Government has just approved a National Data Center project in line with international standards and trends.
The center is expected to become an important piece of digital infrastructure for social management and economic growth, taking into account Vietnam's unique characteristics. It will also help Vietnam achieve higher positions in global rankings in e-government, information technology, and cybersecurity.
It will be built and operated by the Government of Vietnam to integrate, synchronize, store, and share data among government agencies following legal regulations to create a data repository on people from national databases.
The National Data Center will be built, managed, exploited and run by the Vietnamese Government. Photo: VGP
The National Data Center is a core platform that provides data-related services, supports policy-making, facilitates development, builds a digital government, society and economy, and ensures national security. At the same time, it will provide information technology infrastructure for socio-political organizations, national database systems and agencies that need to use the data.
In addition, the center will use collected and synchronized data to simplify administrative procedures, improve services provided by government agencies to residents and businesses, and conduct in-depth analyses to assist the government in managing and issuing social security policies, including those on insurance, health care and education, civil servants, public employees, identification cards, financial activities and other activities from national databases.
Once operational, the National Data Center is expected to be a prerequisite for promoting the process of utilizing national databases for socio-economic development and helping Vietnam further integrate into the global digital economy.
In terms of national data, developing a comprehensive data repository with personal data and aggregated data from national databases will be the main pillar to lay the foundation for building a digital government, promoting the digital economy, and forming a digital society. It also aims to form reliable and stable data systems for the State and enterprises, provide connectivity solutions to share, reuse, and develop in-depth data analysis models/applications to create new value, new products and services, and new driving forces for socio-economic development in Vietnam's digital transformation period.
From 2025, the National Data Center will serve international information exchange, research and development strategies, and lay the foundation for research and utilization support, developing the country's science and technology base.
By 2030, more than 90% of administrative activities in information exchange among government agencies will be replaced by sharing digital data from the center's data repositories.
In addition, the project sets the target that by 2030, Vietnam will rank among the top 50 countries in the E-Government Development Index (EGDI), the top 30 in the ICT Development Index (IDI), and the top 30 in the Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI).