Parliamentarians from Around the World Praise Vietnam’s Progress in Digital Transformation

International parliamentarians have praised Vietnam's success in national development and claimed it could be a valuable resource in showing them how to pursue their own digital transformations.

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Int'l Parliamentarians Impressed with Vietnam's Effort towards Digital Transformation
Inna Hengari – Namibia

Inna Hengari – Namibia

During my visit to Vietnam, I was greatly impressed by the country’s development and infrastructure. The well-built roads, impressive architecture, and efficient transportation system in Hanoi are a testament to Vietnam’s progress. The hardworking nature of the Vietnamese people is evident in their efforts to build a prosperous future for their communities. As Namibians, we can learn from their example and work together to develop our own country.

However, Namibia faces a significant challenge in terms of digital transformation – unemployment. Without jobs, young people struggle to afford basic necessities like mobile phones and internet access, let alone engage in digital transformation. One solution that we are considering is government support for young people to gain access to the internet and technology.

Int'l Parliamentarians Impressed with Vietnam's Effort towards Digital Transformation
Ramadhan Suleiman – Tanzania

Ramadhan Suleiman – Tanzania

Digitalization is a significant gap between Africa and the rest of the world. In Tanzania, we must strive to develop our community and society through digital mobilization and transformation to catch up with global trends. However, the education system poses a major challenge as digital transformation subjects are not included in the curriculum. We need to advocate for policy changes that prioritize digital mobilization and encourage the mindset shift needed for digital transformation.

My first trip to Vietnam has shown me how the country has embraced digital mobilization. Vietnam’s approach of establishing digital hubs to nurture youth ideas and match them with reality is commendable. Tanzania’s own digital hub is in its early stages, and we can learn from Vietnam’s example to develop our digital capacity and drive digital transformation.

Int'l Parliamentarians Impressed with Vietnam's Effort towards Digital Transformation
Jane Awichi – Uganda

Jane Awichi – Uganda

In Uganda, poverty is a major obstacle to digital transformation. We cannot talk about digitalization when a significant portion of our population lacks access to cell phones and technology. To facilitate digital transformation, we must improve living standards and broaden access to technology.

During my time in Vietnam, I was impressed by the hardworking nature of the people. I had the opportunity to meet industrious women entrepreneurs who have achieved economic independence by running their own businesses and selling local products. Their dedication to community development is inspiring. Additionally, Vietnamese enterprises’ use of technology in various sectors, from healthcare to logistics, is remarkable. Uganda can learn valuable lessons from Vietnam’s success in developing local products and building a strong economy as a foundation for digital transformation.

Amy Mai Nguyen