First step to e-government materialization by exploiting the first Metro Ethernet project

First step to e-government materialization by exploiting the first Metro Ethernet project
The first phase to e-government materialization was stepped last day by exploiting Metro Ethernet project in presence of Head of Parliament and Minister of ICT.

PR of the Ministry of ICT_ In this ceremony, at first Zohrevand, CEO of TC of Qom, reported the processes of materializing this project.
Zohrevand said that Metro Ethernet of Qom has been expanded in the entire province and has 4 central points which are connected with 10 Gbps broad band line to each other.
He emphasized that this project supplies so developed interactive highways in the province for transmitting the information which can help to offer many public and private services to people by them.
The cost of this project is 80 billion Rials, 55 billion financed by the ministry of ICT and 25 billion Rials of that financed by provincial credit, according to CEO of TC of Qom.
Riazi, deputy of the minister of ICT, was the second speaker in this ceremony who described the specifications of this network and opportunities offered to the clients.
Riazi said:" Metro Ethernet network of Qom, as a model, has been designed in such a way that can offer up to 200 thousand high speed lines to the users and the organizations and sectors that need high capacity communication with more bandwidth can connect to the network through optic fiber".
 He referred to the national Internet network which has been considered for this purpose and added:" This national network includes of national and provincial networks".
Riazi talked about the various applications of Metro Ethernet network and said:" The network can provide internal communication between the users and service providers in each province as well as distributing high-speed Internet".
 He expressed that implementation of this project lasted about 22 months and emphasized on that is a very high speed Network and also is unique in Iran.
According to this report, Moosapour, Qom governor, was another speaker in that meeting who believes that living in a world without IT is so difficult. He referred to the national IT developments and said:" During 30 years after Islamic Revolution and especially in 9th government we observe Information and communication infrastructure development in both human resources training and technical knowledge and facilities, proportional to international IT development".
According to his statements offering the governmental services traditionally caused unnecessary trips increase, a rush of traffics as well as urban problems rise so it is necessary to offer such services in virtual space by the administrative organizations.
Qom governor pointed to the existence problems in national IT development such as: lack of utilization of IT proportional to its capacities and advantages, lack of proportionate between traditional administrative structure and IT required structure and also to be resist against new technologies, and called them as the most important problems in this way. The ministry of ICT has to identify these problems and missing links and solve them by a methodical plan, he added.
Reza Taghipour, Minister of ICT, was the forth speaker and called Metro Ethernet project of Qom as a fast and capacious information bed for answering to e-government's needs.
As his statements, the government has to be a pioneer to offer services by IT for encouraging people to use it.
Minister of ICT referred to 10th government's motto "The First e-Government" and said:" we hope to materialize this motto and make swift the justice-oriented government by IT development".
He expressed that it has been predicted to do 80% of banking affairs electronically till the end of fifth national development plan. About 50% of population would be benefited by e-healthy services.
Minister of ICT hoped to materialize all predicted goals in this plan and occur the main evolution in the government in corporation with the related authorities and said:" Implementing 30% of foreign and 20% of domestic businesses electronically is the other predicted goal to achieve e-commerce till the end of the fifth development plan".
The last speaker was Ali Larijani, Head of Parliament of IRI, in this meeting who spoke short cause of lack of time.
Larijani believed to utilize ICT technology in a best way and said that the Parliament should cooperate completely to materialize e-government.
Head of the Parliament focused on Parliament cooperation to determine a scheduled task with a specified growth rate for that.
He said:" The culture of correct utilization of these networks must be defined and everybody utilizes them in accordance with their requirements".



Jan 25, 2010 15:31


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