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Nepal Government prepares e-Governance master plan

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The Nepal Government has prepared e-Government master plan to create effective and productive e-Government through the application of ICT.

The Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology (MoEST) has prepared the plan with the technical assistance of Korea IT Industry Promotion Agency (KIPA). The plan will take place in 3 stages of ICT development by 2011. The plan is divided in three phases; 'As is analysis,' 'To be model' and 'Establishment Plan'. The master plan is strongly recommended in building infrastructure and human resources development. The first phase of the plan is related with ICT policies and laws. The plan also includes online-processing of administrative procedure, knowledge based government, saving of time, continuous service oriented process reform and systematic flow of information, drastic reduction of paper work, online processing of international trading, and logistics and enterprise undertaking/operating services. The South Korean government provided US$2 million to prepare the plan. According to the document, Nepal will introduce an ICT-related curriculum for secondary education, expand provision of e-Learning, provide ICT training for bureaucrats, introduce an Informatisation Village and improve computer literacy.

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