Azerbaijan’s Communications Ministry Devising Amendments to People’s Computer Project

ICT Materials 22 October 2008 14:12 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, 22 October / Trend corr. S.Babayeva/ Azerbaijan's Ministry of Communications & IT is devising amendments to the People's Computer project, the office said.

A special working group involving Intel and Microsoft was formed at the Ministry to implement the project.

"Initial draft project is being considered by the group. They are coordinating the opportunities and conditions of implementation," Ministry said.

The exact dates of the completion of the final draft and the amendments are not specified.

The core of the project is providing poor layers of the population with computers for long-term credit and at low interest rates. Microsoft will provide authorized software and Intel - adequate hardware on preferential terms.

According to the Communications Ministry's estimate, there are 3-4 computers for every 100 people in Azerbaijan provided. In case the project is successfully implemented, the number of computers will be increased fivefold.

The Ministry hope the project will be launched in a region of the country by the end of the year.

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