By 2020, all sea-border and island communes will be provided with public postal services and equipped with basic public addressing systems.
That target is set forth in the master plan on development of information and communications system in Vietnam’s sea-border areas, sea areas and islands, approved by the Prime Minister under Decision No. 1939/QD-TTg of October 28.
Installation of power cables on Ly Son Island__Photo: VNA
The master plan focuses on developing information and communications infrastructure (including public telecommunications network, public postal network, grassroots information system, transmission network, radio and television broadcasting, special-use information network for natural disaster prevention and control).
The State will also provide information and communications services such as fixed and mobile telecommunications and broadband internet services to these areas.
Sea areas within 100 km from the coast will be provided with mobile phone services while island districts, sea areas and outpost islands will be provided with telecommunications services via the VSAT network.
In addition, fishermen will be provided with terminal devices and integrated equipment installed on their fishing ships to receive information on weather and fishing grounds while keeping relevant agencies updated on their location and maritime security.
Information and communications infrastructure and basic information systems serving inter-regional connection and political tasks assigned by the State will be constructed soon. Funds for the construction will be allocated by the state budget, the Public Telecommunications Service Fund or mobilized from enterprises and communities.
Under the Decision, modern technologies may be transferred among research institutions, training institutions and information and communications units for application in such areas.-