Vietnam and Cambodia have signed three cooperation agreements on postal services
and telecommunications, information security and digital signature.
At the signing ceremony
The two sides reached the deals after the talks between Vietnamese Minister of
Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung and Cambodian Minister of Posts
and Telecommunications Tram Iv Tek
in Phnom Penh on March 14.
During his working visit to Cambodia from March 13-16, Hung informed his the
Cambodian minister about the development of Vietnam’s information and
communications technology (ICT) sector.
According to the Vietnamese minister, Vietnam is focusing on developing
logistics to promote e-commerce and telecom infrastructure as foundations for
digital economic development; testing 5G mobile network; developing e-Government
and smart cities; monitoring cyberspace and ensuring cyber security for
government agencies and key information infrastructure facilities; and
developing a digital ecosystem.
For his part, Tram Iv Tek said as part of efforts to promote Cambodia's
quadrangle development strategy, the government has paid attention to promoting
high-speed internet connectivity, developing e-Government from central to
grassroots levels and opening postal services to communes.
In the recent past, Cambodia's Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPT)
has issued several documents and decrees on ICT management, he said, expressing
his hope that Vietnam will help his country develop postal services and support
Cambodia in building infrastructure to prevent cyber attacks.
Following the talks, representatives from the two ministries and enterprises of
the two countries signed a cooperation plan between Vietnam’s Ministry of
Information and Communications and the MPT, a deal between Vietnam’s Information
Security Department and Cambodia’s ICT Department and a pact on digital
signatures between Vietnam’s BKAV Group and the MPT.
Under the agreements, the Vietnamese side will enhance postal cooperation with
Cambodia by opening post offices at border gates to develop cross-border and
express mail delivery services and postal financial services.
The two sides will continue negotiations on division of frequency use for new
generation broadband mobile communication systems; research and deploy network
transfer to keep numbers; and television digitalisation.
Vietnam will help Cambodia build a cyber security monitoring centre and provide
three full scholarships worth 27,000 USD each for Cambodian students to pursue
study at the Posts and Telecommunications Institute of Technology.
Hung asked the MPT to continue supporting Vietnamese IT enterprises as Viettel,
VNPT, FPT and VNPost to invest and do business in Cambodia, especially in IT
projects in sate and government agencies.–VNA