President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Nguyen Thien Nhan visited the military telecom group Viettel on July 7, praising its contributions to the country’s development and charitable activities.

Viettel has maintained a high growth of 15 percent since 2009, earning 163 trillion VND (7.6 billion USD) in revenues in 2013. It now has 45 million subscribers, becoming the country’s largest telephone service provider.

The group has expanded business to nine foreign countries, such as Laos, Cambodia and Mozambique, while completing big projects on tsunami and water warning systems, development of e-medical record management and health insurance payment, transport work management and transport overseeing network for some government ministries at home.

The group has enthusiastically taken on social responsibilities, providing financial support for poor districts and disadvantaged people in mountainous areas and running a heart surgery programme for needy children, among others.

Viettel has set to obtain a growth rate of 20-25 percent by 2020 and become an telecom and IT service provider globally.

Hailing the group’s efforts and innovation, VFF President Nhan suggested it pay more attention to using talents while enhancing coordination and links to master technology, contributing to modernising the country’s telecom industry and serving national development.-VNA