IT ministry to roll out eight e-government projects in April
KARACHI, March 26 2005: The Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication is going to roll out eight e-government projects, in the next three weeks, which will cost over Rs 600 million. The government will acquire expertise of local software houses for software development and services, hardware, networking, training and operating costs. In this connection, the Federal Cabinet has approved PC-1 of all eight projects which would be initiated under its ‘e-government plan’.
All eight projects would be awarded to local industry “and if one software firm cannot bid in the project, the government would allow formation of consortium for bidding in the projects.
These projects would help the local software industry to enter into e-government’s project and help generate more employment for software related services in the country.
The projects include: ‘e-Enablement of Islamabad Police’ at an estimated to cost Rs 100 million; ‘e-Services to Citizens in Food, Agriculture & Livestock Sector’, estimated to cost over Rs 100 million; ‘e-Services at Chief and Deputy Commissioner’s Office in Islamabad (Capital Territory)’ to cost over Rs 100 million; ‘Provision of e-Services at Capital Development Authority (CDA)’ at an estimated cost of over 50 million; ‘e-hospital project of Pakistan Institute of Medical Science (PIMS), and same project for CDA hospital; ‘Online Processing of Haj Applications and Status Tracking of arrangements for Hujjaj’ at an estimated cost of over Rs50 million; and ‘Automation of Patent Office in Karachi’ at an estimated cost of over Rs 12 million. This will also include software development and services, hardware, networking, training and operating costs.
These projects have been initiated and monitored by Electronic Government Directorate of Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication.
Source: Business Recorder