The Hanoitimes - The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) and the Lao Ministry of Post and Telecommunications (MPT) jointly held a forum in Vientiane on November 2 to seek measures to foster bilateral cooperation in information and communication technology (ICT).
Addressing the event, MIC Deputy Minister Hoang Vinh Bao and MPT Deputy Minister Thongsay Xanexaya agreed that the forum is a good chance for Vietnamese post, telecommunications and information technology firms to access new projects of Laos to expand their investment, while giving a platform for ICT firms of both sides to discuss future partnership.
Representatives from MPT shared Laos’ ICT infrastructure investment policies. Meanwhile, the Vietnam Post and Telecommunications introduced its strengths and potential in collaborating with the Lao side.
Star Telecom, a joint venture between Vietnam and Laos, also presented their capacity and products serving the government and enterprises, as well as those targeting health care, education, transportation and energy sector.
Within the forum’s framework, MIC and MPT leaders witnessed the signing of cooperation deals between the VNPT and the Lao Telecom Company, between the VNPost and Lao Post, and between Vietnam Academy of Post and Telecommunications and the Laos’ University of Information Technology and Communications.
The Vietnam-Laos ICT Cooperation Forum 2017 was part of activities to mark the Vietnam-Laos Solidarity and Friendship Year 2017, 40 years of the signing of the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation, and 55th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties.
Anh Kiet - Cuong Tuan