The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) handed over a complex of telecommunications frequency control stations to its Lao counterpart at a ceremony in Vientiane on April 8, after around one year of construction.

The work covers a total of 10,000 square metres. As much as 58 billion VND (2.72 million USD) in non-refundable assistance for the work was donated by the Vietnamese Government while the remaining cost was sourced from counterpart capital in Laos.

The project consists of mobile and fixed telecommunications frequency control stations, support facilities and an automated system to grant telecommunications frequency permits.

Addressing the ceremony, Deputy Minister Le Nam Thang said the project helps create a comprehensive upgrade of Laos’ radio frequency control and management, contributing to satisfying local demand and the neighbouring country’s global integration.

Lao Minister of Post and Telecommunications Hiem Phomachan said the work is his country’s first telecommunications frequency control centre that will help the Lao Government tighten its radio frequency control as well as serve communication and information exchange work.-VNA