Viettel wins largest smart project in Laos

Monday, May 08, 2017 14:00

Viettel inntroduces its smart city packages at the biggest ICT exhibition in Laos in December. — VNS Photo

Star Telecom, a joint venture between Vietnamese Viettel Global Joint Stock Company and Laos Asia Telecom, has won the contract to create an information system and management register of civil status – the largest smart society project in Laos.

This project offers local citizens a chance to electronically register their information on births, marriages and death records.

It has been invested in by the Laos Ministry of Interior, to establish a solid foundation for its population to connect with relevant agencies via a system of registration of all births and deaths, birth certificates, death certificates, as well as the compilation and dissemination of statistics, including causes of death, marriage, divorce, separations, adoptions, immigration, immigrants and changes of residence. This is not an independent system, but part of the overall view of the country’s population.

Launched in October 2009, Unitel defeated five strong rivals who provide IT systems for Laos’ Ministries and other units.

Unitel collaborated with Solution Centre of Information Technology and Telecommunications Viettel to prepare negotiations, construction records and presentation solutions to win the package.

It is expected that the Laos Ministry of Interior will sign the contract in May to build the project’s Phase 1 in three localities with 31 districts, including the capital Vientiane, Luang Prabang and Champassack.

Viettel, the military-run telecom group, said its brand names have been seen in many foreign markets, showing its strong commitment to ensuring ICT solutions for governments, organisations and businesses in those countries it has invested in.

In February, its Movitel surpassed rivals of Vodacom and Mcel to become the official partner of the National Communications Institute of Mozambique (INCM) to provide public services to 100 per cent of the country’s population.

Movitel has also promoted projects for mobile phones and wide broadband with ministries and non-governmental organisations in Mozambique. — VNS

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