The achievements obtained by Viettel Gia Lai was briefed by its Director, Non-commissioned Colonel Tran Van Thuan, during a recent interview granted to reporters of the People’s Army Newspaper.

Viettel Gia Lai's Director, Non-commissioned Colonel Tran Van Thuan

According to Non-commissioned Colonel Tran Van Thuan, Viettel Gia Lai has made spectacular development in recent years. Particularly, the network operator has dominated the market for mobile and landline telecoms services in the province with 65% and 50% of the market share, respectively. At present, 70% of its mobile subscribers are using 4G services. Reportedly, all border posts and local authorities from commune- to provincial-levels now could have access to the Internet and 3G and 4G services.

The director of Viettel Gia Lai reviewed that the company annually records an average revenue of more than VND 900 billion, contributes over VND 60 billion to the state budget and creates jobs for more than 500 people. Together with providing telecoms services for local people, it has brought a digital banking service ViettelPay to customers in remote areas where transaction offices have not yet been built.

More especially, since 2018, Viettel Gia Lai has developed and applied IT solutions to such fields as healthcare, education and administrative management. Recently, the military business has piloted its Intelligent Operation Center (IOC) in Pleiku city to support the management of local agencies and promote interaction between local authorities and people in a convenient and transparent manner.

Gia Lai is Vietnam’s second largest province in terms of area and has 90km borderline with Cambodia. Most of its population are living in remote and mountainous areas, posing challenges for the company to build its infrastructure.

Viettel Gia Lai hands over the Pleiku smart city operation center.

According to Non-commissioned Colonel Tran Van Thuan, to obtain the above-mentioned remarkable results, Viettel Gia Lai has had to handle many hard jobs, ranging from network infrastructure construction to recruitment and training of personnel and service development. He said that the achievements obtained by Viettel Gia Lai over the past 17 years have greatly contributed to local socio-economic development and defense and security consolidation.

Together with its business activities, Viettel Gia Lai has actively launched various social programs to support needy local children and people, including “For you who love learning,” “A heart for you,” and “The military joins hand for the poor,” among others. As a result, since 2015, the business has handed over 4,270 scholarships, worth VND 5.7 billion in total, to students with good academic records and 30 bicycles to needy local students. It has also helped needy children under 14 have free heart surgery and cooperated with medical establishments to provide free health check-ups, medicines and gifts to more than 2,500 policy households.

Amid the complicated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic, Viettel Gia Lai has actively supported front-line forces in the pandemic fight. Particularly, the business spent VND 700 million installing two mobile thermometers at Pleiku Airport, four others at concentrated quarantine zones and surveillance camera systems at different field hospitals. It has also presented medical supplies and necessities to troops of the provincial Border Guard Command and built a telehealth system.

Translated by Tran Hoai