Transport & Communications Union Minister joins ITU Digital World 2021

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The online ITU Digital World 2021 in progress.

The ITU (International Telecommunication Union) and the Ministry of Information and Communications of Viet Nam presided over the virtual ”ITU Digital World 2021″ from 1 September to 30 November. Among these meetings, Union Minister for Transport and Communications Admiral Tin Aung San joined the Ministerial Roundtable conducted online yesterday.
During the session of the roundtable, the Vietnamese Information and Communications Minister and ITU Secretary-General made opening remarks and the Vietnamese Prime Minister delivered a speech.
Then, 11 participants, including Union Minister Admiral Tin Aung San exchanged views on innovative policies and regulations, challenges and resolutions under the topic of “Cutting the cost: Can affordable access accelerate digital transformation.”
The Union Minister discussed the fairer prices in seeking the basic infrastructure, investment, innovation for the success of the inclusive community-centred digital transformation.
Investment in infrastructure has declined in developing countries and on the other hand, the use of online especially in education, health and economic sectors has increased, and so the use of bandwidth and the needs become high. The high usage can occur difficulties in meeting the basic telecommunication needs.
The Union Minister then highlighted the draft of proper policies to reduce the cost and gain continuous investment for infrastructure, policies to be drafted for sharing ICT infrastructure and effective use of bandwidth and to review the strategies for basic telecommunication needs, efforts of the country to set appropriate prices in constructing the basic telecommunication infrastructure in the respective regions by enacting the law, access to ICT in rural areas in addition to urban and ways to recover the impacts of unethical use of social media.
The relevant ministers, leaders and representatives of 193 ITU member countries joined the meeting.
The ITU Digital World was organized by ITU in 1971 annually and this year marks the 50th anniversary of the event. – MNA

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