The Government of Serbia is all set to invest 34 million EUR in electronic governance by the end of 2007, announced Mladjan Dinkic, the Minister of Finance.
The investment has been included in the first sector plan under the support of the National Investment Plan in the area of science and e-Governance, adopted recently by the Government. The National Investment Plan aims to improve the standards of living and employment rates in Serbia, while the first sector plan has the goal to keep young scientists and researchers in Serbia and assist the development of Serbian economy. The projects in the area of e-Governance will be implemented by the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Science and Environmental Protection, and the Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government. The key project relate to the domain of efficient local self-government (introduction of information systems that provide for expedient issuance of documentation), electronic public procurements and unified computer network for all state institutions, as well as the project of fiscal decentralisation, which is to provide for a more efficient functioning of local self-government, especially in collection of taxes. All networks of state bodies and institutions will be connected in a single computer system.