Telecoms contributes to Vietnam-Tanzania cooperation: Acting Minister

Telecommunications has contributed to the practical cooperation between Vietnam and Tanzania, Acting Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung said on October 11.

Acting Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung received Tanzanian Minister of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation Augustine Mahiga in Hanoi on October 11 (Photo: Mic.gov.vn)

Acting Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung received Tanzanian Minister of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation Augustine Mahiga in Hanoi on October 11 (Photo: Mic.gov.vn)

The official made the statement while receiving Tanzanian Minister of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation Augustine Mahiga in Hanoi.

Welcoming his guest, Hung expressed his delight over the development of the Vietnam and Tanzania relations.

The success of the telecommunication joint venture Halotel, the military-run telecom group Viettel’s Tanzanian hand, is a proof of the development and this serves as a motivation for other Vietnamese firms to invest in Tanzania, he noted.

He thanked the Tanzanian Government and people for creating favourable conditions for Halotel in the country and voiced his hope for continued support in the issuance of work and residence permits for labourers. 

The host also suggested that the Tanzanian side ensure operation and safety of Halotel’s workers and assets, and support the joint venture to improve its services.

In response, the Tanzanian minister affirmed that Halotel has made contributions to Tanzania’s socio-economic development, especially for its nationwide coverage. 

Halotel has offered opportunities for Tanzanian people in poor rural and remote areas to access vast information source, thus raising their livelihood, he added.

At the meeting, both sides agreed to further expand cooperation in information and communications sector, especially to support Tanzania’s development in information and communication technologies (ICT) so that the country will become an ICT centre in East Africa in the coming time.-VNA

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