Turkmenistan studies Bahrain's experience in creating e-government

Business Materials 19 September 2019 10:50 (UTC +04:00)

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Sept. 19

By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:

The Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) of Bahrain received a delegation from Turkmenistan’s Ministry of Industry and Communication at its headquarters, Trend reports referring to the iGA.

The visit was arranged in line with a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) concluded between the governments of the Kingdom of Bahrain and Turkmenistan relating to cooperation in eGovernment, which was signed during the visit of Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa to the Republic of Turkmenistan last March. The MoU allows for the sharing of the kingdom's experience in fields of mutual interest, including policy, standards and eGovernment channels development; eGovernment applications; national statistics; telecommunications; and the development of UN eGovernment Survey indicators, among others.

The Turkmen delegation was also introduced to Bahrain’s efforts to reengineer government services procedures, as well as iGA’s efforts in the fields of information security, radiocommunications and statistics.

Turkmenistan initiated the implementation of the Concept of Development of Digital Economy for 2019-2025 in early 2019. It aims at increasing business and investment activity, introducing advanced methods of government, and creating new jobs. In addition, the country stimulates the development of telemedicine, online education, distance learning and e-government tools. Digitization of economy, production and management will allow the creation of "smart" cities.