The Military Telecom Corporation (Viettel) will help Laos research and develop the system to standardise the font of the Lao language for mobile devices and computers.

A signing ceremony to establish the cooperation between the two sides was held in Vientiane on March 25.

Accordingly, Viettel will fund all expenses for implementing the project, which aims at building the font system for mobile phones as well as establishing rules for entering characters on devices using Android and iOS operating systems and computers using Windows.

The company will also provide consulting services and training courses, and transfer technology to Laos’ Ministry of Post and Telecommunications.

According to Tran The Cuong, a representative from Viettel, the project aims to facilitate Lao people to use their native language on electronic devices. He said through the project, Viettel hopes to contribute to preserving and developing Laos’ language and traditions.

Deputy Minister of Post and Telecommunications Thansamay Commasith thanked the group for its practical support in the project, which marks the breakthrough of his country’s telecom sector.

Once completed, the project’s products will be used officially in Laos, bringing about an opportunity to provide access to telecom services to 7 million Lao people across the country.-VNA