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Hanoi (VNA) – The People’s Supreme Court has launched a video teleconference system at district-level people’s courts.

Addressing the launching ceremony on January 14, Chief Judge of the Supreme People's Court Nguyen Hoa Binh said the installation of the video teleconference  at district-level people’s courts complies with the Party’s orientation to reduce national-scale conferences and increase the application of information and communication technology (ICT) in holding online conferences in instructing, managing and handling public affairs.

The project aims to develop an e-court system to ensure transparent and public operation of courts at all levels to better serve people and relevant bodies, Binh added.

The video teleconference network, installed at provincial-level people’s courts in 63 provinces and cities across the nation in 2014, has proven to be effective.

In 2016, the network was developed at the Central Military Court and 710 district-level people’s courts nationwide to improve their efficiency and performance.

Minister of Information and Communications Truong Minh Tuan spoke highly of the recent ICT application in the sector, saying that this has created a favourable environment for local people.

The launch of websites and the video teleconference network have helped update information and improve the efficiency of the sector, while saving time, costs and meeting the requirement of administrative reform, the minister said.-VNA