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Azerbaijani Communications Ministry Announces Promising Directions in Connection with Announcement of 2013 as Year of ICT
Source: en.trend.az
Source Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Focus: Citizen Engagement, Internet Governance
Country: Azerbaijan
Created: Jan 21, 2013

The Azerbaijani Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies has declared promising directions in connection with the announcement of 2013 as the year of information and communication technologies.

As the head of the Department of the Information Society of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies of Azerbaijan Isbandiyar Aliyev told Trend, preparation and approval of plans for events to be held this year is the next step.

"The plan will reflect promising directions and projects to be implemented by the end of this year. Placement of the first telecommunications satellite Azerspace-1, which will be in orbit in early February is the most important and crucial event of the year. Development of broadband Internet, which will be funded by the Azerbaijani State Oil Fund will mark the second large-scale event of this year", Aliyev said.

Aliyev also mentioned the adoption of the Concept 'Azerbaijan 2020: A Look into the future' by presidential decree in late December, according to which in order to organize and coordinate the activities of state bodies in the two-month period, the Ministry of Economic Development was entrusted to submit proposals for the establishment of the National Team to the Presidential Administration of Azerbaijan within the concept and its composition, as well as a list of government programs, policies and other documents and measures to be taken to ensure the implementation of the concept.

Therefore, currently, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies of Azerbaijan is working on a generation of projects that will be presented to the Ministry of Economic Development.
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