Azerbaijani Communications Ministry proceeds to create coordinating council to implement state program ‘E-Azerbaijan’
Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug.18 / Trend, H.Veliyev /
The Azerbaijani Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies starts consideration of creating a coordinating council to implement the "State program on development of communication and information technologies in Azerbaijan for 2010-2012 (Electronic Azerbaijan)", the Communication and Information technologies Ministry's spokesman Mushfig Amirov told Trend today.
Amirov said that due to creation of the coordinating council, today the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology will host a meeting with representatives of relevant governmental departments.
The main topic of today's meeting will be discussion of aspects of establishing a coordinating council, determining its composition and future strategies for the implementation of tasks within a state project. The Council will coordinate activities and prepare a work plan to implement the tasks under the state program on the relevant directions.
The coordinating council, which will operate under the Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies, will include representatives of relevant governmental departments
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.