|The Vietnam Post and Telecommunication Group (VNPT) and the Laos’ Ministry of Post and Telecommunications (MPT) on Friday launched the e-Office – an electronic document management system jointly developed by the two sides.— VNA/VNS Photo Xuân Tú|
VIENTIANE — The Vietnam Post and Telecommunication Group (VNPT) and the Laos’ Ministry of Post and Telecommunications (MPT) on Friday launched the e-Office – an electronic document management system jointly developed by the two sides.
The event marked a new milestone in the partnership between VNPT and the Lao Ministry since they signed their memorandum of understanding on co-operation in e-government development in April 2017.
Addressing the launch ceremony, MPT Minister Thansamay Kommasith said that modernisation was a priority task of the Party and State of Laos, which was included in the resolution of the 10th National Congress of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party.
Therefore, the MPT, which is in charge of macro-management over modernisation and digitalisation of the Lao Government, had built a co-operation plan with VNPT since 2015 in developing e-Office, he said.
The minister underlined that the development of the system would help improve the quality and efficiency of state management, while facilitating the access to public services through the electronic and digital systems for all social groups.
He expressed his belief that the collaboration between the two sides as well as between Việt Nam and Laos would be further developed in the future.
e-Office had been applied in all departments and department-level agencies of the MPT, with over 3,000 documents stored in the system so far, making it easier for the exchange of documents among the units as well as the tracking of document sent and received through smartphones.
In addition, “the application of e-Office is expected to improve IT skills of public workers,” said the minister.
He revealed that, in the future, the system would be used in all agencies of the MPT as well as other ministries and sectors of the Lao Government. He also showed his hope for stronger partnership with Việt Nam and VNPT in particular.
e-Office is one of the solutions developed by VNPT, which has been refined to suit the demand of the Lao side, helping save time and costs in sharing documents among agencies, thus paving the way for the development of e-government and digital economy of Laos. — VNS