Cambodian NA leader visits Viettel

Cambodian National Assembly (NA) President Samdech Heng Samrin and the Cambodian NA delegation on September 12 visited the Military Telecommunications & Industry Corporation (Viettel).
Cambodian NA leader visits Viettel
Cambodian National Assembly President Samdech Heng Samrin and the Cambodian NA delegation visit Viettel on September 12. (Photo: VNA)

Receiving the Cambodian guests, Deputy Minister of National Defence Sen. Lieu. Gen. Vu Hai San said Viettel is a leading Vietnamese firm in investing abroad, including Cambodia, expressing his hope that Cambodia will create favourable conditions for the firm in its operation, contributing to the socio-economic development of Cambodia and the development of the ties between the two countries.

According to Chairman and General Director of Viettel Colonel Dao Duc Thang, the corporation has marked its presence in 10 countries in three continents, including Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Timor Leste, Cameroon, Tanzania, Burundi, Peru, Haiti and Mozambique.

Viettel has been successful in producing equipment for telecommunications network and high-tech equipment for the military. In Vietnam, it is a pioneer in digital transformation, contributing to building a digital society, he said.

Chairman Thang said that Cambodia is the first and profitable market for Viettel. Since it first provided mobile service in the market under the brand of Metfone in 2009, Viettel has invested 840 million USD in the market and become the largest telecommunication service supplier in the neighbouring country in terms of subscribers, revenue and network infrastructure.

Cambodian NA leader visits Viettel
Participants take a photo at the Viettel headquarters. (Photo: VNA)

Last year, despite COVID-19 impacts, Viettel clinched its No.1 position in Cambodia and enjoyed highest financial efficiency in five years.

Metfone has been one of the companies with the greatest contributions in Cambodia by generating jobs for nearly 30,000 labourers and becoming a model of the bilateral economic cooperation. It has also shown high corporate social responsibility with many community support activities.

Hailing the strong performance of Viettel, the Cambodian NA leader said that through Metfone, Viettel has not only made great contributions to the socio-economic development and telecommunication infrastructure expansion as well as digital transformation in Cambodia, but also created jobs and brought economic interest to the country, contributing to improving the living conditions for local residents, thus becoming an example of success of the Vietnam-Cambodia partnership.

He affirmed that he will convey requests and recommendations of Viettel to the Cambodian Government, thus continuing to perfect policies and laws and create optimal conditions for Viettel as well as investors from other countries to increase investment in the country.

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(Source: VNA)