A Libyan delegation headed by Deputy Minister for Communications and Informatics, Mr Mohamad Benrasali, has approached the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) for assistance in preparing a master plan to establish world-class ICT facilities in the country.
“The Libyan ICT sector poses several opportunities as well as challenges that can potentially result in significant economic growth, job creation, and transformation of government services, among other possible impacts.”
He noted that the Libyan government is focusing on e-government as a powerful tool for public service delivery and that the government’s ‘e-Libya initiative’ is aimed at revitalising the administration.
“The e-Libya initiative is based on smart applications and has a number of strategic objectives that aim to build a knowledge-based economy through ICT,” Mr Benrasali said. E-Libya initiatives include open government, e-government, e-commerce and e-education.
The ITU has committed to sending an assessment mission to Libya.
(Source: Tripoli Post)
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