Tra Vinh bolsters governance efficiency via digital advances

August 14, 2023 | 09:44
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Tra Vinh province in the Mekong Delta is making compelling efforts on its digital transformation journey to best assist individuals and businesses.
Tra Vinh bolsters governance efficiency via digital advances
The province has been applying smart management systems in agriculture and other areas for years

In the first half of this year, Tra Vinh carved a spot among the top five localities in the Mekong Delta region in terms of digital transformation, and is deemed one of the top 10 localities taking the lead in digital workforce development.

The figures come from a report by the National Committee on Digital Transformation covering the first half of this year.

The report also praised relevant models which have left positive impacts on socioeconomic development across the province, and are set for wider application.

In Tra Cu district, the local People’s Committee has introduced a “friendly and responsible” government and state agency model. In the coastal town, many models have come in place to support people in submitting administrative procedures online or in implementing online public services.

Such models have utilised the advantages of IT applications to boost work efficiency and boost livelihoods.

Tra Vinh has completed connecting local admin procedures info systems with the national population database to aid relevant management agencies in fast-tracking their activities.

The province has also come up with diverse training courses for state employees, such as the conference on digital transformation in the education sector with engagement of over 500 delegates; and the conference on digital community for the Tra Vinh Youth Union and association members with participation of around 150 delegates from Chau Thanh district, among others.

Tra Vinh bolsters governance efficiency via digital advances

Meanwhile, Tra Vinh has harvested inspiring results in digital transformation in diverse sectors of the economy. In respect to operating e-commerce platform system, efforts have geared towards supporting 26 units to set up and update online stores on Tiki, Voso, and Sendo.

Consequently, nearly 150 businesses and co-operatives have joined e-commerce platforms with hundreds of types of products including over 100 One Commune, One Product items, 100 industrial products for rural areas, and over 100 other products awarded with diverse certificates such as VietGap or ISO.

Steps were also taken to connect provincial e-commerce sites with 14 localities nationwide, engaged by around 50 businesses with over 650 types of products.

Local businesses are also supported in connecting with the national chemical database to be updated about activities in this field, as well as in deploying a food safety information system.

Tra Vinh has also finalised a scheme for developing a provincial e-commerce mobile app, joining efforts with consulting unit to craft a project and cost estimate for submission to a competent management agency for approval, and come up with bidding procedures as regulated.

In energy, the province has made concerted efforts to develop a smart power grid, including turning remote-control 110kV power transformer stations into unmanned substations in which all technical parameters are automatically collected. Associated activities like operating, managing, and data collection for the station are supervised through a remote control camera system.

The local power sector has also invested in equipment to help remotely record and collect indexes of electronic meters anytime and anywhere, creating objectivity and transparency in recording meter indexes every month.

In agriculture, Tra Vinh has deployed a smart pesticide management system to keep track of the pest situation on paddy fields in different districts since 2020.

Steps have also been taken to pilot two stations for automatic thunderstorm and lightning alarms placed in Cau Ngang and Tra Cu districts to support resident safety, as well as smart applications for production management and tracing product origin, among others.

According to the province’s steering committee for admin process reform, Tra Vinh wants to accelerate digital transformation efforts in which the sectors and branches at all levels will consistently implement tasks for e-government development.

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