Tehran, Iran, August 1
By Mehdi Sepahvand –- Trend:
On Tuesday Iran launched the first phase of what it calls an electronic government, ISNA news agency reported on August 1.
According to ICT Minister Mahmoud Vaezi, this phase of the electronic government was launched in conjunction with 51 governmental organizations, offering 440 services online.
Vaezi stated that the second phase will go on the stream in February. He added that the first phase was the result of 35 months work done by the governmental and non-governmental bodies.
E-government (short for electronic government) is the use of electronic communications devices, computers and the Internet to provide public services to citizens and other persons in a country or a region.