Viettel urged to make greater contribution to national development | Scientific technology
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on August 16 requested the Viettel Military and Telecommunications Industry Group (Viettel) to redouble its efforts to contribute more to promoting socio-economic development and building an independent economy. and autonomous with an active and efficient international integration.
The prime minister made the request during a working session with leaders of the group, which was connected to Viettel branches in 63 localities nationwide and 10 overseas markets after visiting the company’s high-tech park.
Prime Minister Chinh has praised Viettel’s achievements lately, saying the company has effectively transformed from a military unit into a ‘dual-purpose’ unit with large contributions to the state budget and the development and application of science and technology in the country, especially in forming a cyber security industry, providing security for the development of digital government, economy and society .
Viettel’s successes testify to the successful formation and development of state-owned enterprises (EPs) during the country’s “Doi moi” (renewal) process, he said, adding that the group has become a model for innovative and effective EP.
The head of government asked Viettel to better implement its commitment to a creative vision for people and pioneering in the creation of the digital society, stressing the need for the company to focus on the development of an industrial complex high-tech defense and civilian equipment manufacturing industry, towards Vietnam’s transformation into a developed industrial country.
Premier Chinh asked the group to research and produce electronic chips; efficiently and effectively serve the digital transformation of the country; and take a leadership role in digital transformation and building the national database.
Viettel should continue to invest in strategic telecommunications, remote sensing, logistics development and e-commerce infrastructure; and actively join the green and clean energy transition and green economic transformation agenda, he added.
Viettel Chairman and CEO Tao Duc Thang said the company operates in more than 10 countries around the world with nearly 50,000 officers, soldiers and personnel.
In the first seven months of 2022, the group’s consolidated revenue and pre-tax profit reached VND 92.9 trillion (nearly $3.97 billion) and VND 31.2 trillion, or 56, respectively. 7% and 73.6% of plans set for the year. . The group contributed VND24.3 trillion to the state budget, or 64.8% of the annual plan.
Viettel was the most influential Vietnamese company in terms of innovation in South Asia and Southeast Asia in 2021. It also held the first place in the ranking of the 50 most valuable brands in Vietnam.
In 2022, it also ranked 18th among the world’s most valuable telecommunications companies with a brand value of US$8.7 billion.
Viettel has also contributed significantly to the social security of the country, focusing on the areas of education, health care and sustainable poverty reduction. So far, it has contributed about VND 15 trillion to social responsibility activities.