- Published: 13 February 2020
Prime Minister Hun Sen has requested South Korea to provide e-government training to Cambodian officials.
The term e-government refers to the use of computers and the internet to increase efficiency and transparency of public services offered by the government.
Mr Hun Sen was in South Korea recently to attend the World Summit in Seoul.
Kao Kim Hourn, Minister delegate attached to Prime Minister, said the request was made yesterday to Ahn Moon-suk, president of South Korea’s Information Society Agency, during a sideline World Summit meeting.
He said Mr Ahn responded positively to the request.
“He reiterated of an agreement between the South Korean e-government office and the Interior Ministry on the promotion for the use of computers to provide public services,” Mr Kim Hourn said. “He said [South Korean Prime Minister Chung Sye-Kyun] expressed support in assisting the Cambodian government.”
He was referring to the agreement Interior Minister Sar Kheng signed with South Korean officials during a visit in September. Both parties discussed enhancing security and public administration.
He added Mr Hun Sen asked South Korea specifically to share its e-government experience before inviting Mr Ahn to visit the Kingdom to provide the training.
Mr Hun Sen yesterday on Facebook said South Korea agreed to assist the Kingdom over e-government training.
Phat Sophanith, spokesman for the Interior Ministry, yesterday said his ministry has been concerting efforts to set up the Kingdom’s one-window service, a gateway for citizens to access public services.
“E-government aims to conveniently provide public services to people,” Mr Sophanith said. “One-window service utilises e-government systems.”
“We currently lack human resources to operate e-government services, but we welcome South Korea’s training offer,” he added.
Autor(en)/Author(s): Taing Vida
Quelle/Source: Khmer Times, 06.01.2020