Iran speeding up e-government development: minister

July 28, 2018 - 8:52

TERHAN – Iran has provided most of technical infrastructures for e-government and is undergoing rapid development in this field, the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) minister said on Monday, Mehr reported.

Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi made the remarks during his meeting with members of Majlis [the Iranian parliament] industry and mine committee.

“We have already launched different sections like data center and Government Service Bus (GSB) System,” he added.

He said that some problems still exist in subsystems like cadaster and electronic signature, which will be solved in near future.

During his speech, he also pointed out to Iran’s ranking in the United Nations E-Government Development Index (EGDI 2018), which moved up 20 points to reach 86 amongst 193 countries in comparison with EGDI 2017. 

He said that it is planned to move up 30 points during the sixth Five-Year National Development Plan (2016-2021) and this moving is notable.

The first phase of e-government services project in Iran officially came on stream under the title of ‘Mobile Government’ in mid-May 2018.

The project aims to facilitate some government services, reduce unnecessary expenses and ease traffic jam, which is the main cause of air pollution in big cities.

It is based on the National Information Network, an ongoing project to develop a secure and stable infrastructure network in the country.

E-government services at the ELECOMP 2018

A total of 41 state-run organization will introduce 341 e-services during 24th Iran International Exhibition of Electronics, Computer & E-commerce (ELECOMP 2018), the Head of Information Technology Organization of Iran (ITO) Rasoul Saraeian announced in a press release on 

The organizations will introduce their services at a specific hall at the exhibition, which is held from July 28 to 31 at Tehran International Permanent Fairground. 

The Planning and Budget Organization with 20 e-services, Ministry of Cooperatives, Labor, and Social Welfare with 15 e-services, Securities and Exchange Organization with 16 e-services and Iran Customs Administration with 13 e-services are amongst organization, which attend the event, he said.

Through introduction of e-services by state-run organization, citizens are encouraged through smart phones, he said.

ELECOMP is the biggest event in the Iranian electronics and computer market. Since its first edition in 1995, the event has been providing a unique opportunity for businesses to increase their share of this huge and ever-growing market.


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