At the ceremony

Lao Defense Minister Senior Lieutenant General Chansamone Chanyalath presented the second-class Labor Order to Unitel in recognition of its significant contributions to the socio-economic development in Laos.

He described the company’s achievements as active contributions to nurturing and enhancing the traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries’ Parties, Governments and peoples.

On the occasion, the Lao Ministry of Defense also honored Unitel’s outstanding individuals.

Unitel has helped the telecoms industry in Laos develop faster over the past 10 years, not only serving the Lao State and Government but also the local social services.

Director of Unitel Cao Anh Son said Unitel is now the biggest telecoms provider in Laos with over 1,500 Vietnamese and Lao employees and 2.9 million mobile subscribers, making up 52 percent of the market shares.

The company’s accumulative revenues have reached USD 1.3 billion, contributing over USD 350 million to the Lao State budget.

Unitel boasts over 6,000 stations in charge of 95 percent of 2G/3G/4G network coverage across Laos.

The company is a symbol of successful cooperation between the two armies in particular and the two countries in general.

It has actively sponsored a lot of programs worth up to USD 13 million including the internet development project for Lao schools.

Son thanked the Lao Party and State for their recognition and pledged to develop Unitel into a leading business in promoting cooperation between the Vietnamese and Lao governments.

Source: VNA