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CAN InfoTech 2017 kicks off (photo feature)

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ICT can be a major tool to make the governance transparent: Finance Minister Mahara

Kathmandu, January 26, 2017: CAN InfoTech, the mega exhibition of Information, Communication and Entertainment Technology has kicked off at the Bhrikutimandap Exhibition Ground in Kathmandu on Thursday.

Deputy Prime Minister and the Minster for Finance, Krishna Bahadur Mahara inaugurated the 23rd edition of the expo.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Binod Dhakal, President of Federation of Computer Association Nepal(FCAN) said that they have envisioned to make a digital Nepal, and added that FCAN has been spread to 56 various districts of Nepal and are working out to have its presence in all 75 districts. Established in the year 1992 to raise awareness about ICT, CAN is marking its silver jubilee this year, he said.

Speaking on the occasion, Finance Minister Mahara shared that ICT can be a major tool to make the governance transparent.

“Our works can be modernized by applying computer technology. Only after adopting computer technology will we enter the modern age, along with resolving the lapses in our working model,” he added.

He also mentioned how he has contributed e-learning process in his election constituency by allocating a budget of Rs. 1 crore for the schools in Rolpa. He also expressed commitment to do whatever he can through his position, and expressed hope that our country will be made e-Nepal within one or two decades, and people start carrying out their works through technology.

The CAN exhibition this year focuses on Broadband Internet and Communication Technology. Various new models of mobile phones, laptops, and different other internet technologies are showcased on the occasion.

Also exhibited on the occasion are robots, and drones made by local Nepali youths involved in technology.

Various companies have brought attractive offers and schemes on the occasion of the event.

The expo will run till January 31, and will open for public from 10 am to 5 pm at the venue.

Photos Courtesy: Federation of Computer Association Nepal

By Basanta Kumar Dhakal