Da Nang tops ICT rankings for 12th consecutive year

By DA NANG Today / DA NANG Today
April 27, 2021, 17:03 [GMT+7]

Da Nang has secured its top position in the Viet Nam ICT Index 2020, the rankings on the readiness for information and communications technology (ICT) development and applications. This is the 12th consecutive year that the city has taken the lead in the rankings.

The result was announced on Tuesday by the Viet Nam Association for Information Processing and the Department of Information Technology under the Vietnamese Ministry of Information and Communications within the framework of the ongoing Digital Transformation Week – Hue event.

Da Nang scored 0.9238 points on the 1-point scale, followed by Thua Thien-Hue Province with 0.8162, Quang Ninh 0.6909, Can Tho 0.6845 points and HCM City 0.5852.

The Viet Nam ICT Index 2020 rankings were structured on the basis of five components, namely technical infrastructure, manpower infrastructure, IT applications and online public services and local IT industry assessment, with over 100 indicators and the conduction of independent surveys, statistics, assessments and inspections.

Da Nang topped the category of IT applications with a perfect score, and it ranked second after Thua Thien - Hue in technical infrastructure and behind Can Tho City in manpower infrastructure.

That Da Nang has secured its leading position for 12 years in a row (from 2009 to present) demonstrates its effective IT applications.

The above-mentioned fruitful result also creates a premise for a comprehensive digital transformation process in the city in the coming time.

Also on the same day, Viet Nam's national Department of Information Technology also released the Viet Nam IT Industry Index 2020 rankings.

Da Nang claimed fifth place with 0.0803 points, behind HCM City, Ha Noi, Bac Ninh and Thai Nguyen.

The ranking was made based on three component indices, namely IT production, services and business operation.

Reporting by PHONG LAN– Translating by A.T