Digital technology for economic growth
Digital technology is an important post-Covid-19 tool, said National Assembly Speaker Heng Samrin who attended the 42nd General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) yesterday.
Under the current circumstances, he said that digital technology and science will play an increasingly important role in stimulating economic growth from the post-Covid-19 crisis and also promoting new sustainable economic growth and greater resilience for other unfortunate contingencies.
“The world in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution is growing and changing rapidly in the field of digital technology and science. Therefore, a clear policy in this area will help stimulate economic growth in a sustainable way, ”he said in his keynote speech.
The government recently launched the “Social Policy and Digital Economy Framework 2021-2035” to create a new and flexible dynamic in the country’s information and communication technology (ICT) sector and calibrate the pace of its development to jump into the digital age, as a new source of opportunities to boost productivity, efficiency and economic competitiveness.
This policy will help stimulate and promote national economic recovery after the Covid-19 pandemic, Samrin said.
He called on ASEAN and AIPA member states to boost digitization, which is important for regional economic recovery and promote social welfare based on a new normal way of life.
Samrin urged all stakeholders to strengthen and expand regional cooperation on digital connectivity, digital commerce, cross-border data flows, cybersecurity and environmental and environmentally friendly digitization.
He also invited all AIPA members to attend the 11th Asia-Europe Parliamentary Partnership Meeting (ASEP11) to be held in Cambodia at the end of this year.
The 42nd AIPA is organized yesterday to Wednesday by Brunei under the theme “Forging parliamentary cooperation on digital inclusion towards the ASEAN community 2025”.
AIPA includes Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.