Kathmandu, January 30, 2017:Â Minister for Information and Communications Surendra Kumar Karki on Sunday informed about the government’s plan to connect information and communications technology (ICT) to development.
Inaugurating Subisu ICT Conference, 2017 organised by the Federation of Computer Association of Nepal, Karki said, “Various countries including Bangladesh were lagging behind in development. However, they have progressed much through ICT over time. We are also yet to be prosperous. Nepal Telecom, Nepal Telecommunications Authority and other concerned sectors have been directed in this regard.”
He also informed that the government would take the responsibility to develop postal service as the center of information and the department of information as information storage.
The government was working to provide access to computer for children of rural areas, he said.
On the occasion, information secretary Mahendra Man Gurung viewed that economic, social and cultural development could not take place in the country without the proper use of ICT.
Chairman of the Federation Binod Dhakal said the Federation has intended to work hand-in-hand with the government in ICT sector. The two days conference participated by ICT experts from various countries including India, Germany and South Korea will see the presentation of working paper on ICT, the organiser said.