S Korea Seeking To Join Kazakhstan's E-gov't Project

Last update: 14/09/2017

SEOUL, Sept 14 (Bernama) -- South Korea promoted its electronic government solutions in Kazakhstan Wednesday as part of efforts to tap into a mammoth state project to digitalise public administration in the central Asian country, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.

The Ministry of the Interior and Safety here said Vice Minister Shim Bo-kyun attended a "Digital Kazakhstan" event in Astana at the invitation of the Kazakh government.

The 1.3 trillion won (US$1.15 billion) project was initiated by Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev to improve the country's e-government system and information communications sector. The project is scheduled for completion in 2020.

The two governments also organised a forum to share Korea\'s e-government solutions and experiences. The state-run National Information Society Agency introduced South Korea's open public data and intelligent city systems during the conference.

The ministry said it plans to dispatch e-government experts to support the Digital Kazakhstan project.

"Digital Kazakhstan is a good opportunity to make use of Korea's e-government experience and know-how. We will endeavor to help Korean businesses join the project," Shim said.

South Korea topped the UN's biennial e-government survey three consecutive times starting in 2010.