People’s Computer project to be launched in spring

ICT Materials 2 February 2009 18:02 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 2 / Trend , S.Babayeva/

People's Computer pilot project will be launched in March, Azerbaijani Ministry of Communication and Information Technology said in a message. The decision was made at the latest meeting of the working group on the project last week.

"Project participants will meet in February for finally coordinating," the office said.

The core of the project is providing poor layers of the population with computers for long-term credit and at low interest rates. A special working group involving Intel and Microsoft was formed at the Ministry to implement the project. Microsoft will provide authorized software and Intel - adequate hardware on preferential terms.

Five computer and laptop varieties will be provided on preferential terms at the first stage. School teachers in country's regions will be provided with computers first.

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.

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