Sat. Dec 3rd, 2022

The Lao People’s Army has awarded the friendship medal to 13 Lao and
Vietnamese staff of Laos-based Unitel Company, a joint venture between
Lao-Asia Telecom and Vietnam’s military telecoms group Viettel.

The medals were presented at a ceremony held on April 12 in Vientiane.

Addressing the event, Major General Duong Van Tinh, on behalf of
Viettel, affirmed the group’s consistent policy to expand investment in
Laos to help implement the Vietnam-Laos cooperation strategy in the
2011-2020 period.

Since its establishment four years ago, Unitel, also known as StarTelecom, has become one of Laos’ leading telecom providers, covering most
of the country’s provinces and cities, and generating jobs for thousands
of people.

Moreover, Unitel has been active in
social welfare activities, including providing free Internet connections
for more than 600 schools, and funding the building of two hospitals in
Attapeu province, among others.

The company was
presented the World Communications Award (WCA) for the best
communications services in a developing market last year.-VNA

By vivian