Vietnam helps Laos develop information technology

A programme on information technology system development was officially handed over to the Office of the Lao Government in the country’s capital Vientiane on June 18.

With the help from the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV), the programme provides training courses for information technology officials, IT equipment and a specialised office email system.

Launched in February, the US$83,000 programme aims to improve the Government Office’s information technology system, with a particular focus on strengthening security.

Addressing the event, BIDV Chairman Tran Bac Ha said the bank wishs to contribute to strengthening the solidarity between the two Governments, Parties and peoples by implementing projects on IT development and application in Laos in the time ahead.

Minister and Head of the Office of the Government of Laos Sonexy Suphandone praised the bank’s great contributions as well as the Vietnamese Party, State and Government’s support for Laos in the past. 

The programme is expected to contribute to the development of human resources and professional skills, and strengthen the special cooperative relationship between the two sides.