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State should accord highest priority to development of ICT


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2022 Jun 18, 17:53, Kathmandu

Vice-President (VP) Nanda Bahadur Pun asserted that the State should highly prioritize development and promotion of Information, Communications and Technology (ICT) sector.

He said so while inaugurating the 'Huawei Digital Nepal Conclave 2022 in association with InfoDevelopers Connected by Ncell' in Kathmandu today.

The two-day event organized by ICT Foundation has over 60 stakeholders, speakers from five countries. Over 10 sessions will be organized under various five themes during the event.

Participants will assess the implementation of the action-plan and programmes put in place by government for the development and promotion of ICT sector. The event will also discuss the future course of action for the same

Stating that the State should move ahead in a planned manner for the rapid development of ICT sector, Pun spoke of the need to take forward programmes that help realize the government's vision for 'Digital Nepal Framework'.

He also called for the need to move ahead systematically to tackle the challenges prevailing the ICT sector. The VP also pressed for enabling favorable environment to invent and manufacture the tools and equipment needed for the sector.

Furthermore, VP Pun said that public service delivery should be ensured through the medium of internet which, he opined, would make public service delivery accessible, easy and people-oriented.

He also called for activeness of three-tier governments for ensuring public service delivery in all parts of the country through the use of science and technology.

"Unless Nepal develops its own Information Technology, other sectors will also not get an impetus for development", added the VP.

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