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Viettel renamed Military Industry and Telecoms Group

Last update: 16:30 | 12/01/2018

Military-run telecommunications company Viettel Group was officially renamed Viettel Military Industry and Telecoms Group and recognised as the national defence and security enterprise with 100 per cent State-owned capital.


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The Government has promulgated Decree No 05/2018/ND-CP on the organisational and operational charter of Viettel.

Accordingly, the group will operate under the management of the National Defence Ministry to implement all political, military and national defence duties as well as production and trading following laws and regulations.

Viettel includes the parent company, subsidiaries, member companies and associated companies which implement both military and business tasks.

Businesses under Viettel operate independently and take responsibilities under the law. Contracts, transactions and other relationships between Viettel and firms joining the group are required to be established and implemented independently and equally.

Viettel’s charter capital on January 5, 2018, was VND121.5 trillion (US$5.35 billion). The capital will be increased to VND300 trillion during 2015-20.

Viettel’s management organisational structure includes a chairman, a general director, deputy general directors, surveyors, chief accountant and internal control.

A chairman cum general director will be the State representative to Viettel to implement all rights and duties. The chairman will be nominated by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc upon the National Defence Ministry’s proposal and agreement of the Central Party Committee.

According to the new organisational and operational charter, Viettel will have no more than five deputy general directors.

The company will be allowed to diversify ownership if the Prime Minister decides to implement its privatisation, transferring a part of the total State-owned capital to the group.

The national defence and security enterprise is a State-owned company which is established or restructured to implement regular and stable tasks in sectors and areas serving the cause of national defence or ensuring a national secret. — VNS

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