PNG Central Province Engages SAINS To Conduct E-Government Study

KUCHING, July 14 (Bernama) -- Sarawak Information Systems Sdn Bhd (SAINS), a state government wholly-owned company, will carry out a feasibility study to implement electronic government (e-Government) solutions for Papua New Guinea's (PNG) Central Province.

Its chief executive officer, Datuk Teo Tien Hiong, said the study would start within soon through a collaboration with the provincial government.

"We would work together and help them through a strategic masterplan study on information technology and to set their priorities," he told reporters after the signing of the memorandum of agreement (MOA) between SAINS and the Papua New Guinea's Central Provincial Government here Monday.

Teo signed for SAINS and Papua New Guinea Central Provincial Government was represented by its provincial administrator, Gei Guni Raga.

Also present were Sarawak Chief Minister, Tan Sri Adenan Satem, PNG Central Province Governor, Kila Haoda and PNG High Commissioner to Malaysia, Veali Vagi.

Under the MOA, SAINS would be carrying out the study in cooperation with its channel partner in PNG, Ethix Technology, and to recommend ways to implement e-Government solutions in the province.

Teo said SAINS, backed by 23 years of experience as an information and communication technology system integrator and solution provider, was confident it would succeed in the venture and then lead it to other areas of collaborations.

He said prior to this, SAINS was engaged in partnerships with companies in Brunei, New Zealand, Australia, Cambodia, Oman and Africa.


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