HANOI, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) -- The Vietnamese government is striving to accelerate the development of the internet, the digital content industry and value-added applications on the internet to benefit more enterprises and people.
Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Pham Hong Hai made the statement on Monday at the 2017 Vietnam Internet Forum entitled "Digital For Good," held in Hanoi by the Ministry of Information and Communications and the Swedish Embassy.
Vietnam, which joined the internet in December 1997, currently has over 50 million frequent internet users, or 54 percent of the country's total population, higher than the world's average rate, he said.
According to many local corporate officials, rapid changes in information technology, especially in Internet connection, artificial intelligence and big data are offering great opportunities to enterprises and people.
At a recent business meeting in Vietnam, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said that the birth of new technologies like the internet of things, artificial intelligence, robot technology, nanotechnology and 3D printing technology are changing mindsets as well as the way of making wealth and the lives of people.