E-Office system has been applied in MPT departments and will be expanded to other ministries and sectors of Laos soon (Photo: VNA)

Vientiane (VNA) – The Vietnam Post and Telecommunication Group (VNPT) and the Laos’ Ministry of Post and Telecommunications (MPT) on March 15 launched the E-Office – an electronic document management system jointly developed by the two sides.

The event marked a new milestone in the partnership between VNPT and the Lao Ministry since they signed their memorandum of understanding on cooperation in e-government development in April 2017.

Addressing the launching ceremony, MPT Minister Thansamay Kommasith said that modernisation is a priority task of the Party and State of Laos, which was included in the resolution of the 10th National Congress of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party.

Therefore, the MPT, which is in charge of macro-management over modernisation and digitalisation of the Lao Government, has built a cooperation plan with the VNPT since 2015 in developing the E-Office, he said.

The minister underlined that the development of the system will help improve the quality and efficiency of state management, while facilitating the access to public services through the electronic and digital systems for all social groups.

He expressed his belief that the collaboration between the two sides as well as between Vietnam and Laos will be further developed in the future.

E-Office has been applied in all departments and department-level agencies of the MPT, with over 3,000 documents stored in the system so far, making it easier for the exchange of documents among the units as well as the tracking of document sending and receiving through smart phones.

In addition, the application of E-Office is expected to improve IT skills of public workers, said the minister.

He revealed that in the future, the system will be used in all agencies of the MPT as well as other ministries and sectors of the Lao Government. He also showed his hope for stronger partnership with Vietnam and the VNPT in particular in the coming time.

E-Office is one of the solutions developed by the VNPT, which has been refined to suit the demand of the Lao side, helping save time and cost in document sending and reception among agencies, thus paving the way for the development of e-government and digital economy of Laos.-VNA