IDA International to Share Singapore’s Public Service Infocomm Experience with Trinidad and Tobago
12 Nov 2009
IDA International has recently signed an infocomm agreement with the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (T&T), to help develop the country’s infocomm technology (ICT) capabilities and to drive the implementation of its government e-Services in the next two to three years.
The contract will see IDA International working closelywith T&T’s National Information and Communication Technology Company Ltd (iGovTT) in several of its national ICT initiatives, which are part of the Republic’s information and communication technology strategy. These include:
1. National ICT Planning - the setup of iGovTT as the key ICT agency to plan and execute major enterprise-wide initiatives for the government of Trinidad and Tobago;
2. Creating and operating a Programme Management Office (PMO) which will manage some of the country’s major ICT programmes; and
3. E-Services Project Management - review of the current e-Services infrastructure; and evaluation of approaches and solutions for establishing government-to-citizens and government-to-business services in the republic.
A team of consultants from IDA International has already been deployed to Trinidad & Tobago earlier last month to work on these infocomm initiatives.
“This is a good opportunity for us to share Singapore’s ICT experience and best practices, and it allows us to apply them in Trinidad & Tobago’s local environment,” said Mr. Seah Chin Siong, CEO of IDA International. According to Mr. Cleveland Thomas, CEO of iGovTT, “We are excited about the opportunity to work with IDA International, and look forward to jump-starting some of these key ICT initiatives. Singapore has a lot to offer in terms of its experience in implementing infocomm within the public sector.”
About IDA International
IDA International, a subsidiary of the Infocommunications Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) serves as the execution arm for all collaborations on public service infocomm between Singapore and countries around the world. It delivers the same consistent professional expertise and skills that have transformed Singapore into an Intelligent Nation. From master planning, architecting to management of public service infocomm programmes, IDA International helps
governments around the world achieve their vision, goals and objectives in the infocomm age.
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