During the first outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, in May 2020, the Prime Minister issued Decision No. 645 / QD-TTg approving the National E-commerce Development Master Plan for the period of 2021 to 2025. This decision states that enterprises are the core force in e-commerce application and sets the goal to narrow the gap between big cities and other localities. Accordingly, by 2025, localities except Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City will account for 50% of the value of B2C e-commerce transactions nationwide.
Consecutively, since the publication of Vietnam E-Business Index Report 2016, VECOM has always emphasized the huge difference in e-commerce field between these two cities and other localities. Throughout the above period, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City continuously accounted for over 70% of the e-commerce scale of the country. In 2019, VECOM proposed and implemented a fast and sustainable e-commerce development strategy with the desire to assist localities in narrowing the development gap, while at the same time creating a larger market for enterprises doing online business.
The e-business index of 2021 clearly reflects quantified gapsamong localities. From the goal of achieving a sustainable e-commerce development towards a balanced e-commerce with a narrowed gap between the two central cities, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City and the remaining provinces by 2025, the role of human resources is further confirmed, requiring a great attention and investment from state agencies and organizations to promote the training actitivies, so as for aworkforce with knowledge and skills in e-commercial application, thereby to serve e-commerce promotion activities in various provinces.
EBI 2021 shows that the proportion of enterprises with employees specialized in e-commerce decreases significantly compared to previous years, partly due to the great impact of the pandemic and financial pressure, hence the workforce downsizing and taking on multiple roles were deployed by companies to remain operational through difficult times.
The details of the report will be officially released at Vietnam Online Business Forum 2021:
Hanoi | Tuesday - 20/04/2021
=> Venues: CTM Palace, 131 Nguyen Phong Sac, Cau Giay, Hanoi
Tp. HCM | Thứ Năm - ngày 22/04/2021
=> Venues: CAPELLA PARKVIEW, 3 Dang Van Sam, Ward 9, Phu Nhuan District, Ho Chi Minh city.
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