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Minister of ICT: Attention of leadership has reinforced sector’s position globally

28 Jun 2018
Minister of ICT: Attention of leadership has reinforced sector’s position globally
Minister of ICT: Attention of leadership has reinforced sector’s position globally
Minister of ICT: Attention of leadership has reinforced sector’s position globally

HE Eng. Abdullah Al-Swaha, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, emphasized that the great attention paid by the wise leadership to the ICT sector and the efforts exerted by the Ministry and the sister entities affiliated with it, in addition to the support of the relevant subsectors in the public and private sectors, have strengthened  the position of the sector and helped the Kingdom recently to rank among the best performing countries in mature e-government services. Eng. Eng. Al-Swaha also highlighted the importance of continuing efforts to increase the volume of both the local content and ICT industry.

Furthermore, the minister called on the actors in the ICT sector to increase the Saudization opportunities in the sector through qualifying and training of young Saudi cadres, adding that this would contribute to the localization of knowledge and creation of a solid ground for innovation that generates a state of technical mobility.

This came during the visit of His Excellency on Thursday 28 June 2018 to the Advanced Electronics Company (AEC) –one of the Economic Balance Program’s companies- through which he learned about its enormous capabilities and potential in manufacturing electronic parts such as processors, electric circuits, military command and control systems, electronic medical systems and image and communication archiving systems, which enabled it to be a leading national provider of integrated technology and a key supporter in achieving the Digital Transformation Plan and Vision 2030.Al-Swaha called on AEC to extend communication channels and avail of the infrastructure and the ministry’s cumulative expertise as part of its plan to build communication bridges with the supporting entities from all sectors to serve the technological development in the Kingdom, materialize the objectives and contents of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 and to contribute to the building and developing of the homeland.

Minister of ICT Ministry of ICT ICT Localization Saudization Digital Transformation Plan e-Government Vision 2030

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