Vietnam PM urges Viettel to focus on digital transformation

Vietnam PM urges Viettel to focus on digital transformation

Hanoi, The Gulf Observer: Vietnam PM Pham Minh Chinh proposed the Military Industry and Telecoms Group (Viettel) take the leading role in the country’s digital transformation process at a working session with the group’s leaders in Hanoi.

The Government leader asked the group to study and produce electronic chips, build a national database and enhance telecommunications security and safety.

The group also needed to continue to invest in strategic telecommunications infrastructure, remote sensing, logistics and e-commerce; and actively participate in energy transition and development of clean energy.

He instructed the group to make greater efforts to contribute further to promoting socio-economic development and building an independent, self-reliant economy with active and effective international integration. He also noted that Viettel should continue effectively implementing its strategic missions of building and protecting the nation.

PM Chinh spoke highly of Viettel’s achievements in recent times, saying the firm had effectively transformed from a military unit into a “dual-use” unit with great contributions to the State budget and the development and application of science and technology in the country, especially in forming a cyber-security industry, ensuring safety for the development of digital government, economy and society.