Vietnam needs urgent strategy for Industry 4.0

There have been many local conferences lately on the topic of Industry 4.0 to present tough challenges as well as valuable opportunities of Vietnam. Therefore, the Prime Minister has instructed public agencies and organizations to increase the ability of approaching this revolution via appropriate strategies, action plans, and focused goals.

Vietnam needs urgent strategy for Industry 4.0

However, after one year and a half, many ministries and local authorities have only been successful in organizing various meetings, yet neither comprehensive nor specific plans are created, which result in difficulties for educational institutes in designing their own training programs for necessary  human resources as well as economists in preparing budget allocation plans for each local area and industry.

No comprehensive national strategy on production and social service development also means trouble in promoting the strengths of any specific area since management are still waiting for a systematic and synchronous plan.


Take agriculture as an example. Until now, there is no fixed strategy between the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Ministry of Education and Training. Therefore, the necessary human resources for smart agriculture in each local area are insufficient, leading to the lack of the staff to monitor different agricultural stages of harvesting, preserving, processing, and then distributing produce. This signals a sad negative result in the upcoming time.


A detailed economic – social development strategy in the age of Industry 4.0, along with the growth planning, is critical for the mobilization and distribution of various resources, including human factor. From this strategy, educational institutes will be able to form a clear direction for new training majors to best serve the digital agriculture of the near future.


All in all, a timely strategy is vital for human resources development, which is a major factor in Industry 4.0.

By Dr. HOANG NGOC VINH – Translated by Vien Hong

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