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Schedule of Operations and Feasibility Studies to Be Prepared to Implement Projects within State Program ‘E-Azerbaijan’
Source: trend.az
Source Date: Thursday, August 19, 2010
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government, ICT for MDGs, Internet Governance
Country: Azerbaijan
Created: Aug 23, 2010

A Coordinating Council on the implementation of the "State program on development of communication and information technologies in Azerbaijan for 2010-2012 (Electronic Azerbaijan)" has decided to prepare schedule of operations and feasibility studies of the projects indicated in the program within a month by executive bodies, the Communications and Information Technologies Ministry said.

According to the Ministry, the Council has also decided to determine necessary funds to execute plan on specific points during the reported period.

He decision was made during the first meeting of the Coordinating Council, which was held the day before in the Ministry.

The Council will coordinate activities and prepare a work plan to implement the tasks under the state program on the relevant directions.

The main goals of the state program, approved by President Aliyev are to fulfill the tasks of the "National Strategy for Development of Communication and Information Technologies in Azerbaijan Republic" (2003-2012).

The state program will be implemented in four main areas, including development of telecommunications, postal infrastructure and services, introduction of information and communication technologies and development of electronic services in state and local bodies, creation of conditions for the transition to an information society, as well as expansion of export and competitive potential.

The program will be financed from the state budget, domestic and foreign investments, through loans, grants and technical and financial assistance of the international and foreign organizations, as well as through other sources that are not contrary to the law.

After the state program is implemented, conditions for the development of information society will be created. The Internet segment will be developed. The circle of computer users will be expanded. The "digital inequality" will be liquidated. Solutions of "electronic government" will be introduced. Digital signatures and others will be applied.

A plan of actions within the "Electronic Azerbaijan" program includes measures to develop the network infrastructure of operators, full electronization of the network, establish an independent regulatory body of the telecommunications industry, provide services based on satellite communication and develop e-commerce.

According to the Azerbaijani President's decree, the Communications and IT Ministry will coordinate the execution of the state program.
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