October 2006

egov by Numbers

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20.5 million INR worth e-Governance project introduced at the Sambalpur University in Orissa (India). This is part of the funding received from the government under the 12th Finance Commission for effective management of the University.

65 Village Resource Centres would be provided with CDMA2000-based wireless Internet  connectivity solutions by QUALCOMM Inc. in association with the NASSCOM Foundation, India, under the Rural Knowledge Network Program.

10 year nation wide project called the Picture Archiving & Communications System (PACS) has been undertaken by the NHS in United Kingdom to streamline diagnostic services. It makes a paradigm shift of all NHS hospitals from wet film processing to computerised digital technology for all images.

45 million people in Africa would be given ICT training by 2010, as planned by Microsoft.  Microsoft will also help the governments of countries in Africa to create sustainable economic growth. The company intends to use its already existing partnerships in the continent that include those in learning and unlimited potential education programmes to execute the project.

40% drop in Rwanda’s agricultural workforce is envisaged within 15 years with the  implementation of the vision 2020 project in Rwanda. The project aims to transform the agricultural economy. This will make Rwanda the regional ICT hub.

565 million US$ would be spent by New South Wales, Australia, under its grand vision for  electronic service delivery and IT streamlining. The program aims to improve the delivery of government services.

5 billion $NT (US$152 million) is earmarked by the Government of Taiwan to help the   country develop an intelligent vehicle industry by 2010. The government aims to help the automotive industry manufacture intelligent vehicles, allow vehicle information services to  grow, and create an intelligent mobile environment to ensure safety and convenience for  motorists.

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