The agreement is to realize commitments set in the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Ministry of Information and Communications and Hanoi People’s Committee regarding the cooperation for the development of Information and Communications signed on January 10, 2020, so that media outlets in Hanoi could better serve demand for information of the people, as well as to support political objectives of the city’s authorities.
Director of Hanoi’s Department of Information and Communications Nguyen Thanh Liem said over the past few years, press activities in Hanoi have achieved positive results in creating a public consensus in realizing political objectives and contributing to Hanoi’s socio-economic and cultural development.
However, there remains some issues related to state management of press activities, including the lack of efficiency in providing official information to the press from state authorities, while media outlets in Hanoi are under fierce competition of those at central level and social networks.
Liem expected with this cooperation program, the Press Department would provide timely instruction to boost efficiency in the press management in Hanoi.
At the ceremony, Head of the municipal Party Committee’s Commission for Communication and Education Nguyen Van Phong hailed the cooperation between the Department of Information and Communications and the Press Department, expecting this would open a new era of development for Hanoi’s Information and Communications sector.
According to Phong, Hanoi, with a population of 11 million and rapid urbanization rate, has to deal with complicated social issues. However, a mutual understanding between the people and the press would benefits all parties involved.
Phong expected the cooperation would be implemented effectively right after the signing.