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Wednesday, 16 June 2010, 16:35 HKT/SGT
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Singapore and South Korea Collaborate on E-Government

SINGAPORE, June 16, 2010 - (ACN Newswire) - To promote cooperation in the field of infocomm technology between the Republic of Singapore and the Republic of Korea, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today on e-Government cooperation. The MOU seeks to increase opportunities for e-Government collaboration between Singapore and South Korea.

Elevating bilateral relations between the two countries up a step, the MOU was sealed today by Mr Kim Seang-Tae, President, National Information Society Agency, Republic of Korea and RADM(NS) Ronnie Tay, Chief Executive Officer, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore.

The MOU sets the framework for greater cooperation efforts between the two countries to promote further advancements in the delivery of e-Government services in each respective country. As part of the agreement, both parties will:

i. Collaborate on projects in the area of e-Government
ii. Support major workshops and conferences hosted by either country by facilitating the participation of delegates, panel experts and speakers, and;
iii. Exchange information, knowledge and experience in relation to e-Government.

RADM(NS) Ronnie Tay, Chief Executive Officer, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore, said, "As the Government CIO, IDA constantly seeks to encourage innovation and the exchange of ideas on e-Government. South Korea and Singapore both share a common goal of delivering ever better services to citizens and businesses in its own country. We hope that such a collaboration will allow both countries to tap on each other's expertise and experiences to propel e-Government service developments to an even higher level."

Mr Kim Seang-Tae noted, "Through the partnership, both governments would enhance mutual cooperation. This not only further develops both nations' e-Government standards, but also helps to further enhance share e-Government knowledge and experience sharing with other Asian countries."

About Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore

The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) is committed to growing Singapore into a dynamic global infocomm hub. IDA uses an integrated approach to developing infocommunications in Singapore. This involves nurturing a competitive telecoms market as well as a conducive business environment with programmes and schemes for both local and international companies. For more information, visit www.ida.gov.sg.

About National Information Society Agency, Republic of Korea

The National Information Society Agency (NIA) is a statutory agency founded for the purpose of promoting informatisation and to support development of related policies for national agencies and local autonomies as Korea moves towards a first-class nation in information and communication. NIA will continue to spare no effort in bringing new opportunities and possibilities offered by information technology to the nation and society by providing optimal methodologies and solutions to national agencies, local autonomies and public enterprises.

Contact:

Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore

Ms Katherine Goh
Manager, Corporate and Marketing Communication Division
Tel: +65-6211-1001
Fax: +65-6211-2226
Email: [email protected]

Ms Jennifer Toh
Assistant Director, Corporate and Marketing Communication Division
Tel: +65-6211-0508
Fax: +65-6211-2226
Email: [email protected]

National Information Society Agency, Republic of Korea

Mr Ko Yoon-Seok
Senior Researcher
Email: [email protected]


Topic: Business Tieup
Sectors: E-Commerce, Daily Finance
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