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Vietnamese government deploys new ‘e-Cabinet’ system through Viettel
- 10 July, 2019 17:19
Viettel has rolled out an electronic system designed to help the Vietnamese government "increase efficiency and improve business friendliness".
Under the banner of “e-Cabinet”, the telecommunications giant tailored the system based on the operations and characteristics of the Vietnamese government.
Specifically, the system aims to eliminate the use of paper by "securely updating, storing and managing documents" for government meetings while offering electronic voting with digital signatures and automatically sending notifications and reminders to officials.
According to Viettel, the system is expected to help reduce meeting times by 30 per cent and remove the use of paper at government meetings by the end of the year, "except for confidential documents".
"The e-Cabinet system has been thoroughly tested before implementation. It ensures the efficient and safe transfer and storage of sensitive information,” said Le Dang Dzung, acting chairman cum general director of Viettel Group.
“Viettel will invest financial resources, technology and talent in cooperating with government to further create an electronic, modern, transparent, and efficient working environment within the administration. This will become the basis in the creation of a digital-based economy and society in Vietnam.”
The e-Cabinet system was first put into operation during a government meeting hosted by Vietnamese Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc in Hanoi, last month.
During the meeting, an online vote was held using the new system. Twenty-seven cabinet members voted on a decree on electronic identification using electronic tablets, including four who were not physically present in the meeting room.
Minister-Chairman of the Government Office, Mai Tien, said the system could also eliminate "petty corruption" since all information is recorded digitally, while helping remove hurdles for businesses and start-ups, and in return, boost the economy.
Viettel is the largest telecommunications group in Vietnam with 76 million customers, spanning 20 subsidiary companies operating in different businesses including telecom, investment, real estates, foreign trade and technical services.