Uzbekistan eyes to increase digital economy share in country's GDP
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept. 29
By Klavdiya Romakayeva - Trend:
By 2023 the share of the digital economy in Uzbekistan’s GDP will double, the volume of services in this area will triple, and their exports will reach $100 million, Trend reports with reference to the press center of the Ministry for the Development of Information Technologies and Communications reports in Uzbekistan.
On September 28, the Public Fund for Support and Development of National Mass Media, together with the OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) Project Coordinator in Uzbekistan, held an online conference in connection with the International Day for Universal Access to Information.
The conference was attended by Oleg Pekos, First Deputy Minister for Development of Information Technologies and Communications of Uzbekistan, who presented information on major projects in the development of telecommunications infrastructure in Uzbekistan.
Particular attention was paid to the implementation of the decree of the President of Uzbekistan "On measures for the widespread introduction of the digital economy and electronic government."
Currently, 490,000 ports have been installed to provide broadband Internet access, and thus their total number has reached 2.5 million. In addition, about 9,000 kilometers of fiber-optic lines have been laid. Work in this direction is being consistently continued.
Information was also provided on the implementation in 2020-2022 of 268 projects for the further development of e-government, telecommunications, the activities of the Technological Park of software products and information technologies, the widespread introduction of digital technologies in the real sector of the economy, as well as in the field of agriculture and water management.
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