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Delegates from the ITA visit South Korea to exchange ICT experiences

An ITA delegation paid an official visit to South Korea to identify the outstanding digital projects and exchange both experiences and expertise in the area of information technology.

The delegation visited several South Korean IT institutions including the National Information Society Agency (NISA). The ambitious plans of the Agency which supports the development of national policies and technologies related to the nation’s information as a primary mover of the information drive of the nation and society in general under the knowledge-based information paradigm were shared the Omani delegation.

Since its inception under the name of the National Computerization Agency in 1987, the organization has paved the way for the nation to advance into an IT powerhouse in the world by conducting projects such as the construction of the national telecommunications network backbone and the construction of the infrastructure for high-speed information and telecommunications systems. Moreover, the Agency devotes greater attention to promoting the e-Government project to facilitate the execution of e-Government services and enhance the business and investment sector.

The delegation also visited the Gyeonggi Women's Development Center (GWDC). The South Korean Government established this Center in order to promote the social participation of women, enhance their skills, to assist them in showcasing their products and emerging as successful businesswomen. The Center provides a wide array of services that help the South Korean woman market her products using modern technologies for communication. These efforts lead to the development of the business sector, help women find their place at the labour market, and encourage them to engage and manage their own projects.

The ITA delegation also visited the IT Industry Promotion Agency which concentrates on developing the IT industry in the country through using the latest machines and electronic devices. The delegation also visited the South Korean Internet and Security Agency and listened to a detailed explanation on the mechanism whereby the Agency conducts its operations in the area of information integrity and monitoring internet electronic attacks.

The delegation met His Excellency Ambassador Muhammad Salim Al Harthi, the Sultanate’s ambassador to the Republic of South Korea. The meeting discussed aspects of co-operation that benefit the Sultanate with respect to the South Korean IT expertise. H.E welcomed the participating delegation and expressed his willingness to support any orientation that aims at benefiting from the South Korean experience in all fields including the field of information technology.

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