A public Wi-Fi system was handed over to the central province of Quang Tri by the military-run Viettel Group on May 11.
This was the result of an agreement on information technology and telecommunication cooperation during 2017-2020 signed by the two sides on November 18, 2017.
The two sides give the priority to six fields, namely e-government, education and training, health and social welfare services, security order, transport and tourism.
After four months implementing the project, Viettel invested in installing 37 public Wi-Fi stations at public administrative centres and tourist attractions, including Cua Viet beach, Quang Tri ancient citadel, Vinh Moc tunnel, Hien Luong bridge, Lao Bao International Border Gate, La Vang Sanctuary, Road 9 and Truong Son National Martyrs’ Cemeteries.
Through the 2 billion VND (88,100 USD) system, locals and tourists can gain free access to the Internet to search for information or use public administration applications.
It is also expected to help promote the image of Quang Tri to tourists, and open up business opportunities for enterprises and organisations which want to popularise their information.
The Wi-Fi system also acts as one of the important foundations to build a smart urban area in the time to come.