At the meeting, leaders of the group reported that since 2020, Viettel has exerted great efforts to surmount difficulties caused by the complicated COVID-19 pandemic, and achieve all of its production and business targets, while ensuring stable incomes for its workers.

General Luong Cuong speaks at the meeting.

In 2020 alone, the group’s total turnover reached VND 263.3 trillion, up 4.1 per cent against the previous year. In addition, its pre-tax profit was VND 39.7 trillion, an increase of 4.1 per cent compared to that in 2019. The group also contributed VND 37.06 trillion to the state budget.

In the first five months of this year, Viettel earned VND 107.5 trillion in turnover, a year-on-year increase of 7.8 per cent.

Together with its achievements in production and business, the group has also carried out Party and political activities in line with the regulations and in an intensive and practical manner.

Notably, Viettel has implemented a number of social programs of deep humanitarian significance for education and health sectors, as well as for disadvantaged people in remote and mountainous areas in order to help them sustainably escape from poverty.

The group spent VND 165 billion last year and VND 67 billion in the first five months of this year on social and gratitude activities. It plans to donate VND 450 billion to the Prime Minister’s newly launched COVID-19 vaccine fund.

Addressing the visit, General Cuong highly valued Viettel’s production and business outcomes as well as its Party and political work. He praised the group’s Party committee and leadership for their clear-headedness, flexibility, activeness, and creativeness in digitizing its and other units’ production and business.

Regarding the group’s major missions this year and in the subsequent years, General Cuong asked Viettel’s Party Committee and leadership to continue embracing resolutions and directives issued by the Party, Central Military Commission and Ministry of National Defense and direct the group’s affiliates to  successfully complete research, production and business tasks and other missions assigned by the Ministry of National Defense.

The group was also urged to further boost research, production, and business along with carrying out defense and security missions, develop policies to attract more talented personnel, and create breakthroughs in technology and digital services.

Additionally, the group should take the lead in developing and applying the latest technologies to build a modern telecommunications network and create a strong infrastructure for national digital transformation and uphold its No. 1 position in telecommunications and IT in the country.

The GDP leader hoped that the military group would continue enjoying growth in turnover and contribute more money to the State budget, thereby fostering national socio-economic development.

Noting that the group should set an exemplary model for state-owned and military enterprises, General Cuong urged it to conduct more social activities, contributing to popularizing the image of Uncle Ho’s soldiers in the current times.

Translated by Mai Huong