Seoul grants $3.5m for data centre

Kathmandu, July 6:

South Korea has granted $3.5 million for the construction of the first Government Integrated Data and Training Centre (GIDTC) in the country.

Resident representative of the Korean International Development Agency (KOICA) Nepal office, Kim Bok-Hee, and executive director of the National Information Technology Centre (NITC), Subarna Shakya, signed a record of discussion on the project yesterday.

Through this project the KOICA will support to build infrastructure for e-government in Nepal by financing the data centre. Talking to this daily, Shakya said construction works for the centre will begin in three months.

The data centre will be a one-stop storehouse of confidential and important data of all government offices, he said.

According to Shakya, the data centre would be a milestone in the implementation of e-governance in Nepal.