Bilateral Agreement with China to Accelerate Papua New Guinea's Digital Transformation

 Port Moresby, April 22, 2024 - The recently signed bilateral agreement with China is poised to propel the national government's digital transformation agenda forward, announced Information and Communication Technology Minister Timothy Masiu today.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on information communication technology was among the key agreements inked following the visit of China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi within the last 24 hours.

Minister Masiu highlighted, “The partnership outlines several areas of cooperation, including the exchange of information on digital transformation, digital government, artificial intelligence, Internet of things, cloud computing, blockchain, cybersecurity, smart cities, 5G technology, and big data.”

Bilateral Agreement with China to Accelerate Papua New Guinea's Digital Transformation

He emphasized the significance of the timing, noting that Papua New Guinea (PNG) is on the verge of launching transformative projects such as the National Broadcasting Corporation's Analogue to Digital Broadcasting Migration, the Citizens' eGovernment Portal, and the Digital ID Wallet.

Moreover, the agreement secures additional investment funding and work collaboration cooperation assistance.

Minister Masiu elaborated, “This includes fostering bilateral exchanges and encouraging leading Chinese enterprises to provide multilingual software and robust digital infrastructure support where relevant and appropriate.”

He further stressed that by facilitating an open exchange of knowledge and resources, this partnership will significantly enhance PNG's ICT sector's capacity building. It will position the nation not only to keep pace with global technological advancements but also to emerge as a leader in digital innovation in the Pacific region.


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