In Kathmandu, the country's first data centre, Government Integrated Data and Training Centre (GIDTC), has started functioning. GIDTC has already started working as Internet Data Center and is providing e-connectivity to all ministries. In the second phase, it will start storing important documents. To pave way for the establishment of e-Governance, the data center will provide its service to private institutions as well.
Established with the help of a grant assistance from South Korean government, GIDTC, will store government documents in its main server and make them accessible to the general public. The National Information Technology Center (NITC) which falls under the Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology has been mandated to look after GIDTC.
In order to make the plan a sucess, NITC will also impart training to civil servants in order to familarise them with various applications, software and data management techniques. This training will enhance computer skills among government employees and also support e-Governance initiative.