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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Pacific states urged to adopt Information Communication Technology policy to keep up with globalisation

The Chairman of the Pacific Islands Internet Society, PICISOC, Rajnesh Singh, has urged Pacific islands countries to put in place an Information Communication Technology (ICT) policy.

He says and ICT policy is important for every Pacific island nation if they are to keep up with the world in new technology.

Mr Singh says it's important that ICT users ensure that governments and ICT service providers cooperate to draw up practical policies for their countries and people.

"The primary objective of every island nation, every government should be to have a practical national ICT policy in place. As you would have known, the theme of this conference is "Building National ICT strategies". If you don't have a ICT strategy in place, you will be left far, far behind, The world is going ahead in leaps and bounds. You cannot just sit and say, next time, tomorrow, next week, next month. It's gonna happen today, now."

Meanwhile, the Cook Islands will host the Pacific regional Internet, Pac-I-Net, Conference in 2008.

Chairman of the Pacific Islands Internet Society, Rajnesh Singh, says Cook Islands won the bid to host next year's Pac-I-Net in September next year.

Cook Islands was selected ahead of its only rival bidder, Papua New Guinea at the Society's Annual General meeting on Monday.

This year's PacINet conference which started Tuesday last week will end this afternoon.

Source: SIBC

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