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Tashkent hosted round table on ICT development
July 30, 2015, 5:47 pm

In the metropolitan International Business Center held a round table on "The role of modern information and communication technologies in the modernization of public administration and democratization of society". Deputies of the Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis, managers and employees of state power and administration, foreign ICT experts, representatives of NGOs, civil society, the media and others attended it.

The event noted that systematic and deeply thought-out state policy in the information field has enabled Uzbekistan to make significant progress in the formulation and development of national information space, freedom of expression and information, the introduction of modern ICT in all areas of life.
The participants of round table discussed the effective use of ICT in public administration, further improving the legal framework in this area, expanding of provided interactive services, protection of citizens' personal data on the Internet and others.

As a result of measures final conclusions, practical suggestions and recommendations adopted. Broad participation of national experts together with foreign experts in the field of information technologies from the Republic of Korea, Japan, China, Australia, Latvia and Georgia has allowed to discuss the international experience of development of informatization processes in different countries, to assess the prospects for its use in Uzbekistan.

Some international experts shared their views on the measures taken in Uzbekistan on the development of e-government and expansion of provided interactive services.

President for business consulting and networking of company Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (China) Paul Michael Scanlan, said, " Systematic and well thought-out policy has allowed your country to make significant progress in the formulation and development of national information space, introducing modern ICT into public administration and business. Today Uzbekistan has a unique chance to create an effective IT-industry, which for a short period of time can be a catalyst for economic development and an attractive market for foreign investment. For more than 15 years our company successfully cooperating with the Uzbek partners, and we look forward to the further expansion of fruitful cooperation."

"Electronic Business" program Director at Riga International School of Economics and Business Administration Ina Gudele (Latvia), "Over the past few years I've been following regularly the development of governmental sites of Uzbekistan and I should note that they are constantly improving in functional terms, they are regularly updated. In my opinion, providing online access to the databases of central government agencies demonstrates the commitment of your country to the innovative approach to the modernization of public administration and the democratic renewal of society."

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