Education networking kicked start

On November 6, 2008, the Military Telecommunication General Company (Viettel Telecom) in collaboration with Ben Tre's Department of Education and Training held a starting-of-work ceremony of the project to set up the Internet connection for the province's education sector. This is seen as a move to implement the Ministry of Education and Training's directive on the focused duty of IT application in education and training. The ceremony was attended by Mr Nguyen Quoc Bao Vice Chairman of Ben Tre's People's Committee, and Major General Vo Hong Quang Commander in Chief of Ben Tre Army Command, as well as representatives from related departments and agencies in the province.

The project is the first great one here to install Internet connection and the educational network to education departments in the province, especially the school system from kindergartens to general schools, non-regular educational centres and colleges and professional training units located in the province. It is considered to contribute greatly to fostering positive changes in the provincial education and training routines.

Though facing many difficulties ahead, Viettel Telecom pledged to get the project installation finished by the end of this year.

Translated by Tuyet Anh