Written by DAP NEWS -- Saturday, 24 October 2009
(Posted by CAAI News Media)
The South Korean Government has vowed to help e-government in Cambodia, using high technology to manage and collect data to the benefit of Cambodia, officials said on Friday.
The Cambodian Government and South Korean partners signed an MoU to enhance cooperation over e-government in Cambodia. Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Sok An and Choi Khyung Hwan, Minister of Economy and Know-ledge of South Korea, made the agreement to strengthen ICT cooperation.
South Korea will continue to support Cambodia with help e-go- vernment for all provinces, and all Government agencies need to equip modern ICT to manage data and analyse data from provinces, Sok An said after the signing ceremony. “When we have modern technology, we can easily manage land title registration, collect tax … [for] customs, motorcycles and other vehicles,” he said. “All these things will improve the public service of the government and we could minimize the problems of the people in the communities.”
E-government has apparently already been introduced Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Preah Sihanouk province, and NIDA will work with Cambodia and South Korea to “build the backbone of IT system in provinces.”
The provincial administration informational system (PAIS) will include underground fibre-optic cables for provinces around the Tonle Sap lake, connecting with Phnom Penh.
South Korea and Cambodia have been cooperating closely in integrating digital information into Cambodian Government services, Choi said. “We will continue to work with the Cambodian side to help Cambodian people.”
South Korea has allocated US$29 million for e-government in Cambodia over the next three years, he said.