Daily Archives: July 17, 2019

Viettel Sets Off A Digital Revolution In Vietnam Through Its New Subsidiary Company

HANOI, Vietnam, July 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Amid rapid technological developments, tech companies are in a race to equip the local population with the latest developments and inventions. Vietnam’s leading telecommunications company, Viettel, is aiming to do so by setting up its eighth subsidiary company – the Viettel Digital Services Corporation. This new business is tasked with developing strategies and providing solutions to create a digital society.

Mr. Le Dang Dzung, acting Chairman cum General Director of Viettel Group delivers a speech at the launching ceremony

“Viettel Digital Services Corporation or VDS will focus on developing strategies in some of the country’s main industries including the digital financial sector, data services sector, credit, insurance, advertising and e-commerce sectors. We want VDS to transform Viettel from a traditional telecoms company into a digital services provider, while playing a key role in the construction of Vietnam’s digital economy,” said La Dang Dzung, acting chairman cum general director of Viettel Group.

One of the main goals of VDS is to fully develop Mobile Money to allow all mobile users to transfer and receive money and make payments via their mobile accounts wherever they are. This will remove the physical barriers to provide safe and simple digital financial services to people in rural and remote areas who have limited access to traditional financial services. According to the chairman, this will also be the beginning of the digital revolution in the country.

“Such digital financial infrastructure and digital trading will not only connect people across the country, we will also cooperate with companies and the start-up community to create a cashless society. This will, in time, become the foundation of Vietnam’s national payment and financial infrastructure,” said Mr. La.

VDS targets to have 26 million subscribers within its ecosystem and establish 600,000 payment service points by 2025.

Developing a digital society is Viettel’s latest project to help Vietnam keep up in the global technology race. Over the last three decades, the telecom company has built a telecommunications network covering most of the country’s population. It has also entered other industries including information technology services, network security, and digital services.                   

About Viettel

Viettel Group is the largest telecommunications group in Vietnam with 76 million customers. The group has more than 20 subsidiary companies operating in different businesses including telecom, investment, real estates, foreign trade and technical services. In 2014, Viettel earned US$9.8 billion in revenue and US$2 billion in profit, ranking among the top largest enterprises in the country in terms of revenue. Viettel Global is also one of the biggest Vietnamese overseas investors. It is currently operating 9 telecommunications companies in 9 countries across Asia, Africa and Asia with 13 million customers.

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FAF summons national team for CHAN

Luanda – The Angola Football Federation (FAF) called up on Tuesday 24 players of the country’s domestic championship to represent the national team in the qualifying matches for the Africa Cup of Nations for Home-Based footballers (CHAN) to take place from January to February in Cameroon.

ANGOP has learnt that the call up is mostly made up by under-23 players.

The players called up by FAF are the following:

Landu, Ndulu, Eddie Afonso, Wilson Gaspar, Manguxi, Caranga, Dany, Mario, Cirilo, Jo, Jaredi, Ito, Paty, Kinito, Pedro, Coxe, Sidney, Emilson, Yano, Almeida, Higino, SimAPound o, Aisson and Chico.

The team led by Silvestre Pele, will concentrate next Friday to perform two training sessions and leave for South Africa on Monday for preparation.

Angola face away Eswatini on January 28 for the first leg of the qualifying, the second leg takes place on August 3 in Luanda.

Source: Angola Press News Agency

First Lady highlights education as key factor for development

Luanda – Angolan First Lady Ana Dias Lourenco defended last Monday in New York that education remains the fundamental goal to overcome barriers and improve the life of people of all ages and culture.

Ana Dias Lourenco was speaking at the 2nd meeting of the Group of Women Leaders for Gender Equality, which highlighted the theme “Empowerment of women as a key element for sustainable development”, an initiative of the President of the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces. The first meeting took place in January of this year.

On this basis, she said that, in the area of women’s empowerment, the Government of Angola’s priority is to improve the quality of the education system, to strengthen the capacity of women, particularly young women, to enable them to participate actively in all aspects of the life of society.

She also said that the perspective of school inclusion, gender equality in access to education for all girls and boys, and the development of programs to eradicate illiteracy as a major factor of human development, also as a means of fighting poverty.

The first lady exemplified the platform, created in March 2018, called “Transform Life, Be a Woman”, as a space aimed at the young woman from various extracts of society, in order to motivate them to assume their role of agent of change and influence in their communities.

Source: Angola Press News Agency

AU Peace Council concerned over Maritime Security

Luanda – The fifteen countries that make up the Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), an organ of which Angola is a member, expressed concern on Tuesday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, about the delay in implementation of the African Charter on Security, Maritime Protection and Development in Africa.

The document was signed by 35 AU Member States about three years ago, but only Togo has ratified it, which is a cause of concern to the PSC for noting its delays in meeting the so-called “Lome Charter” adopted at an Extraordinary Summit, held in the Togolese capital in October 2016.

Quoted by a press release from the Permanent Representation of Angola to the AU, the Angolan ambassador to Ethiopia, Francisco da Cruz, said that international trade by sea plays a crucial role in the continent’s economies, where 39 of the 55 states are insular.

The Angolan Permanent Representative to the AU and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Ambassador Francisco da Cruz, argued that more than 90 per cent of imports between nations are made by sea, which justifies the importance of this domain for the economy and development of Africa.

The diplomat recalled that as early as October 2015, Angola organized, in partnership with the United States and Italy, an international conference on Maritime and Energy Security with the objective of strengthening national and regional initiatives in response to threats of various order, on the Atlantic coast, especially in the Gulf of Guinea.

In the end, he mentioned that more than 400 delegates, representing 34 countries, adopted the “Declaration of Luanda on Maritime and Energy Security”, with a view to economic growth, development and stability of the States.

According to the ambassador, the document reiterates the importance of African states developing complementary maritime strategies at the national, regional and continental levels, aiming at common objectives, including the protection of maritime space, risk prevention, threat identification, others.

Source: Angola Press News Agency