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  • 2 types of passports for the Armenian citizens

    Since 2010 in Armenia will launch the process of ID Cards implementation. As Arman Margaryan the Director at e-Governance Infrastructure Implementation Office OJSC said the cards are to replace the RA citizens’ passports.

    “All the citizens can have 2 types of passports internal ID cards and external for international visits. The latter will be the same by their appearance will be the same as the present passports the only difference will be the chip inserted inside the last page of the passport which will give the personal information”, said A. Margaryan.

  • 5 aid stations of Armenia’s rural communities to be connected to telehealth network in 2011

    The Center for Telehealth Development plans to launch the commercial exploitation of the telehealth network until the end of 2011.

    During presentation of the project at a venture conference as part of the Scientific and Technological Entrepreneurship Program (STEP) Hrant Khachatryan said that works on the project development have lasted for two years, while the project is half-implemented.

    5 aid stations of Armenia’s rural communities will be connected to telehealth network as part of the test launch in cooperation with UNICOMP company.

  • 6000 people have electronic signature in Armenia

    The Office of Electronic Government Infrastructure Investment (OEGII) has been launched to provide electronic signatures in Armenia since June 2009. Currently over 6000 users have e-signature, the head of OEGII Armine Abelyan told Armenian News-NEWS.am. The increase of e-signatures is conditioned due to e-signature used in tax electronic system.

    “Currently two e-services operate in the tax sphere: electronic accountings and electronic tax counting system. The customers present their information through these two services. One should have e-signature to work in the sphere,” Abelyan said.

  • AM: Argentina ready to assist Armenia in formation of e-government

    On March 24, Secretary of Armenian National Security Council Arthur Baghdasaryan received Argentinian Ambassador to Armenia Miguel Angel Cuneo.

    The sides discussed issues on improvement of bilateral relations, the Armenian NSC press service informed Armenian News-NEWS.am. Arthur Baghdasaryan stressed the two states have great potential for cooperation in different spheres and expressed hope that the Ambassador will contribute to expansion of friendly relations between two countries.

  • AM: Biometric data passports cost 15 000 AMD

    Starting September Armenia will start issuing passports with biometric data and identification cards, said head of the passport-visa control of the Armenian Police, on February 15.

    Norayr Muradkhanyan said that all the citizens who are 16 and are receiving a passport for the first time will be issued those pasports. Citizens who already have a passport, can use them until expiration or change them if they so desire.

  • AM: Biometric-passport-issuance systems are installed in Armenia’s several passport divisions

    Biometric-passport- and identification-card-issuance systems are installed in over ten Police passport divisions of Armenia, Polish PWPW Company’s Executive Director Kszisztof Zharnotal told Armenian News-NEWS.am.

    To note, biometric passports and identification cards are being issued in Armenia ever since July 1. A total of 61 passport divisions function in Armenia, and 13 of them are in the capital, Yerevan.

  • AM: Citizens can get electronic passports this year

    Citizens of the Republic of Armenia can get electronic passports this year. The implementation of the system of electronic passports and ID cards is expected to reinforce the security of individual documents of the citizens.

    According to the Chief of the Passport and Visa Department of RA Police Norayr Muradkhanyan, the implementation of biometric/electronic passports will help avoid a number of problems at checkpoints.

    The electronic passports include the same information as the current passports plus the fingerprints. ID cards will be used inside the country, while the biometric passports are necessary for leaving abroad.

  • AM: E-governance is being innovated

    A briefing by Chief of Government Staff David Sargsyan was held on March 14 in the press center of the government, entitled “E-governance: innovations in the system of e-governance.”

    E-governance was said to be high not only on the government’s agenda, but also on President Serzh Sargsyan’s electoral program. It seeks to enhance the transparency of government activities and offers simplified services to the business circles. According to David Sargsyan, first urban development-related applications have already been filed online via the system of e-governance, press service of Armenian Government reports.

  • AM: Easy ID: “Bio” passport scheme begins June 1; should make EU travel easier

    Hovhannes Kocharyan, head of the Passport and Visa Department of the Police, at a press conference on Monday said the passports with biometric data to be used in Armenian beginning June 1 will increase citizens’ chances for traveling more easily.

    “Even though this system has been proposed by entitled bodies of the European Union [EU], and the proposal has been confirmed by a number of international documents regulating the partnership between Armenia and EU, the Republic of Armenia was also interested in the introduction of this system, because it gives an opportunity [to citizens of Armenia] to enjoy a more alleviated visa regime while travelling to EU member countries,” Kocharyan said, adding that the new passports will decrease the possibility of committing passport fraud, as well as will simplify the identification process of a person, and the so-called, personae non gratae will be found more easily.

  • AM: Implementation of e-governance systems in social security field reduces corruption risks

    “The process of implementation of new e-governance systems and services in the field of social security continues,” Director of the Nork information center of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs Hayk Chobanyan told a press conference today.

    Under the modernization program, a system of exchange of information between 12 large information systems has been implemented, which means that all main information systems have been interconnected.

  • AM: New biometric passports to be valid for five years

    The process of implementation of biometric passports will start in September 2011. Armenia has been preparing for the changes since 2008 at the request of the UN. The purpose is to make the Armenian passports and identification documents more reliable, thus becoming more trustworthy for other countries, Head of the Passport and Visa Department of the Police Norayr Muradkhanyan told a press conference today.

    Social security cards are expected to come out of use after the implementation of documents with biometric data. Their number will be posted on ID cards and biometric passports.

  • AM: Open-source project management systems to be discussed at armenian-russian business forum

    Open-source project management systems will be discussed at the Armenian-Russian Business Forum to be held on June 20 in Yerevan as part of Digitec 2014, Karen Vardanyan, the executive director of the Union of Information Technology Enterprises, said Thursday in Novosti International Press Center.

    “The forum participants will discuss opportunities of cooperation between Armenian and Russian IT companies, ways for entering new markets and attracting foreign capital and education initiatives,” he said.

  • Armenia discusses telemedicine network establishment

    Armenia and Russia negotiate establishment of a united telemedicine network in the RA, compatible with a similar network in the CIS countries.

    According to Hrant Khachatryan, radio engineer of Simotech company, if the project is approved, a telemedicine pilot will be launched in Armenia next year. The network will be comprised of 3 fixed (in Yerevan and regions) and 3 mobile nodes, equipped with technology and having satellite communication. The working group of Armenian-Russian Intergovernmental Commission on economic cooperation was involved in negotiations.

  • Armenia Fund USA works to expand its telehealth initiative

    Armenia Fund USA has taken critical steps to enhance and modernize healthcare and medical education in Armenia and Karabakh with the establishment of its newly branded HyeBridge TelehealthTM program.

    This initiative, worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, dates back to 2004 when the Fund pioneered a pilot project in telemedicine. Since 2004, Karabakh Telecom has generously provided free, high-speed internet access to the newly built polyclinic in Stepanakert, connecting the biggest healthcare hub in Karabakh to the international medical community.

    Telemedicine as a field is relatively new to the healthcare community. The tool has been widely utilized to overcome challenges of time and distance when it comes to prompt and precise medical diagnosis and information exchange.

  • Armenia is testing Mobile ID

    The testing of Mobile ID (mID) system has been launched in Armenia today. It is an efficient, secure tool for person identification, as well as for signing of any e-documents online.

    Mobile ID will be available to a limited number of users and e-service providers while in the test mode.

  • Armenia moves seven positions up in network readiness index

    Armenia has moved seven positions up in the Network Readiness Index (NRI) to take the 58th place among 143 countries, Yerevan-based economy and values think tank said today.

    NRI, produced by the World Economic Forum in cooperation with INSEAD and Cornel University annually, measures the preparedness of an economy to use ICT to boost competitiveness and well-being and tracks the development of ICTs around the world.

    The report assesses the digital ecosystems of 143 developed and developing countries — accounting for more than 98 per cent of the world’s GDP.

  • Armenia Needs a Comprehensive Approach to E-Governance

    “Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy,” wrote Franz Kafka in The Metamorphosis. Though these words were meant to convey protagonist Gregor’s disappointment in his company’s management ethics, they serve equally well as words of caution to Armenia’s new bureaucrats.

    Armenia’s Velvet Revolution was won on the pledge of increasing the quality of life, job creation and economic growth. Now, with revolutionary zeal slowly eroding, the incoming government is left with the unenviable task of delivering on promises. To achieve this aim, it must tackle its Kafkaesque bureaucratic apparatus.

  • Armenia readies for eDocuments

    The results of the tender for Armenia’s biometric passport and eID are set to be announced by the end of the month.

    According to local media, a total of eight international organisations have bid for the tender to produce the documents.

    Citizens will be able to receive their new documents from September 2011. The passports will contain the holder’s full name, date and place of birth, photograph and fingerprints. The eID cards will hold an electronic signature instead of fingerprints.

  • Armenia readies for ePassports

    Hovhannes Kocharyan, the new head of the Office of Visas and Passports of Armenian Police has confirmed that biometric passports will be in use in the country from June 2012.

    The confirmation follows the completion of legislative preparations in November 2011.

  • Armenia to introduce e-governance in 2012

    The electronic governance will be introduced in Armenia in January 2012.

    According to the press office of the Secretary of National Security Council, an inter-agency working group will elaborate a concept of introduction of e-governance within a three-year Armenia-EU program by September 2010.

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