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Taiwan Technical Mission shows achievements in ICT at Caribbean ICT Week

Taiwan Technical Mission shows achievements in ICT at Caribbean ICT Week

Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU), which plays a pivotal role in the development of ICT in the Caribbean region, hosted ICT Week in collaboration with the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis from September 24 to 28, 2018. The International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF), an important partner of the nation in the development its ICT, co-hosted the ICT for Persons with Disabilities Forum with the St. Kitts and Nevis government. Honorable Vincent Byron, Minister of Justice, Legal Affairs and Communications, H.E. Tom Lee, Ambassador of Republic of China (Taiwan) to St. Kitts and Nevis, and delegations and telecom companies from 20 countries in the Caribbean were all invited to the forum. The forum engaged discussions among attendants on topics on ICT development strategies and future trends, ICT technology applications for people with disabilities and education, and Government Wide Area Network. Results of cooperative projects between Taiwan and St. Kitts and Nevis were presented during the forum.

At the opening ceremony of ICT week, Hon. Byron pointed out that the country’s ranking on the ICT Development Index (IDI) had hit rock bottom between 2014 and 2015. Fortunately, projects implemented by the Taiwan government including renovation of the national ICT center and the establishment of a hospital information system and land administration information system effectively laid the foundation for e-Government development and accelerated overall ICT progress. The projects have helped boost the country’s ranking 20 spots on the IDI for the year 2016 and the nation was dubbed the most improved country in the world of 176 countries evaluated in ICT development.

ICT is one of the five priority areas of the TaiwanICDF. Over the years, the TaiwanICDF has assisted the St. Kitts and Nevis government to promote various ICT projects by providing professional technical assistance. In the future, the TaiwanICDF will continue to apply its rich experience in ICT in collaboration with St. Kitts and Nevis to improve government efficiency and thus promote its social and economic development.

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  • Date:2018/11/23