In South Korea, by 2012 e-Govenance will enter an advanced phase. Information Technology (IT) infrastructure will become even more sophisticated and the speed of Internet connections will increase ten-fold. With this in place, anybody can receive all kinds of administrative services through a single online connection, whenever or wherever they want.
The Ministry of Public Administration and Security recently released an e-government blueprint in the presence of President Lee Myung-bak. The system is being overhauled such that anybody can file all civil applications or petitions online. There will also be access to e-document management center for all government agencies.
Till now e-government projects have focused on taking administrative business online. Over the next four years, the government is determined to combine information and application services online. There will also be an IT-based system of food distribution and tracking, allowing anybody to check the names, photos and addresses of food producers and distribution routes on the label using easy-to-carry reader devices that can be attached to mobile phones.