5 November 2007 - Bilateral relations between the Republic of Singapore and the Sultanate of Oman are further strengthened today with a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) inked to co-operate on initiatives to develop the ICT sectors in both countries. This co-operation will further trade, investment, business and technology partnerships.
Oman, 5 November 2007 | For Immediate Release
IDA and ITA sign MOU for Infocomm Technology (ICT) Collaboration
Bilateral relations between the Republic of Singapore and the Sultanate of Oman are further strengthened today with a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) inked to co-operate on initiatives to develop the ICT sectors in both countries. This co-operation will further trade, investment, business and technology partnerships.
The MOU was signed by Mr CHAN Yeng Kit, Chief Executive Officer of the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and Dr Salim Al Ruzaiqi, Chief Executive Officer of the Information Technology Authority (ITA) of the Sultanate of Oman.
Both IDA and ITA will collaborate on various aspects of ICT, specifically in the use of ICT in government and economic sectors such as education, healthcare, finance and tourism. Both parties will share experience and knowledge and explore co-operation on projects which will be implemented by both the public and private sectors. This will further accelerate the development and adoption of ICT in both states.
Mr Chan said “Singapore and Oman share similar goals in ICT developments and our commitment to incorporate ICT into every aspects of life. This will help spur socio-economic development and build competitive edge for both countries”.
Dr LEE Boon Yang, Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts of the Republic of Singapore and H.E. Ahmed bin Abdul Nabi Macki, Minister for National Economy of the Sultanate of Oman witnessed the signing of the MOU at the Ministry of National Economy in Oman.
ISSUED BY INFOCOMM DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF SINGAPORE
About Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore
The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) is a statutory board of the Singapore Government. It operates under the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts (MICA). IDA was formed in December 1999 as a result of the merger between the Telecommunications Authority of Singapore and the National Computer Board.
In its efforts to develop, promote and regulate Singapore's Infocomm industry, IDA is guided by iN2015, a 10-year infocomm masterplan to help Singapore realise the potential of infocomm over the next decade. IDA is committed to growing Singapore into a dynamic global Infocomm hub and it uses an integrated approach to developing Infocommunications in Singapore. This involves nurturing a competitive telecoms market as well as a conducive business environment with programmes and schemes for both local and international companies.
In the Middle East, IDA aims to encourage and facilitate collaboration between Middle Eastern and Singapore infocomm businesses in the areas of e-government, infocomm security, healthcare, education and financial services. For more information, visit https://www.imda.gov.sg/.
About Information Technology Authority of the Sultanate of Oman
The Information Technology Authority (ITA) is a Public Authority created by Royal Degree endeavours the consolidation and implementation of Digital Oman strategy to transform the Sultanate of Oman into knowledge based economy for achievement of social and economic benefits to the Omani society.
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