Azerbaijan sign agreement on People's Computer project's main phase (PHOTO)
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 30 / Trend E.Ismayilov /
The Azerbaijani Ministries of Communications and IT Ministry and Education and the companies Microsoft and HP have signed an agreement "to implement the main phase of the " People's Computer " project in Baku on Wednesday.
About 8,000 computers were sold under the first pilot project for teachers. They were allocated under an interest-free loan for a reduced (40 percent) rates.
Computers proposed under the project are provided for teachers in secondary educational institutions and are sold on an interest-free loan for up to 12 months and costs by 25-40 percent below market value.
The Azerbaijani government and its partners decided to extend the "People's computer" project not only to teachers, but also to pupils, students and other educators, Azerbaijani Communications and IT Minister Ali Abbasov said.
Baku hosts "Day of innovation" event organized by Microsoft Azerbaijan, Communications and IT Ministry of Information Technology, Education Ministry with the support of HP, Bestcomp and Ultra June 30.
Abbasov said now only 12 computers account for 100 people in Azerbaijan and the project creates the conditions to increase this figure.
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