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Japan to build information network in Sri Lanka

Staff writer ▼ | August 1, 2013
Japan has agreed to provide assistance to Sri Lanka to establish an information and communication technology network covering the whole country.
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Japan Sri LankaJapan has agreed to provide assistance to Sri Lanka to establish an information and communication technology network covering the whole country.


Minister of Mass Media and Information Keheliya Rambukwella announced this following discussions held with visiting Internal Affairs and Communications Minister of Japan, Yoshitaka Shindo.

The new information and communication technology network will use latest technological innovations and assist economic growth while enhancing capacity in sectors, such as, education and communication. It will also help introduce the latest digital broadcasting systems for the country's electronic media.

The Sri Lankan Minister recalled that during his tenure as the Minister of Science and Technology, he had taken measures to bring the ICT Act to Parliament. He also identified taking new technology to villages as a task envisioned in the Mahinda Chinthana policy framework.

The Japanese Minister said that the new network will help Sri Lanka to enhance capabilities in many sectors including, communication, education, infrastructure building, disaster preparedness, and health among others.


 

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