– LG CNS and the Uzbek government sign MOU on establishing joint venture on public informatization –
IT service company LG CNS (CEO Kim Dae-hoon) signed an MOU with the Uzbek government on establishing a joint venture (JV) that would be in charge of public informatization of Uzbekistan. The MOU was signed on the evening of June 17 (local time) by CEO Kim Dae-hoon of LG CNS and Chairperson Khurshid Mirzakhidov of the State Committee for Communication, Informatization and Telecommunication Technologies of Uzbekistan.
The JV will be jointly established by LG CNS and the Uzbek government and will be in charge of various local public informatization projects in Uzbekistan, ranging from an electronic government establishment project to an EDCF (Economic Development Cooperation Fund) project and informatization project of public companies. Uzbekistan plans to go ahead with phased execution of 28 major electronic government projects starting in 2015 that cover registration information, public databases, intellectual information, and data centers. The JV will be given priority, and its project execution will be supported by such means as tax benefits.
This MOU has even more significance because it was signed in response to a request by the Uzbek government to LG CNS. Public informatization is a major determinant of a country’s future, and when considering how to implement it, Uzbekistan looked toward the Korean electronic government, which ranked first for two consecutive times in an electronic government evaluation by the UN. The Uzbek government then joined hands with LG CNS, which performed a pivotal role in the establishment of the Korean electronic government. LG CNS has effectively conducted the Korean electronic government project, and its excellent outcome has led to yet another export.
The signing of this MOU is assessed as an outcome of the Korean government’s determination for electronic government exports. The MOU was signed with great interest from the officials of the two countries against the backdrop of Korean President Park Geun-hye’s visit to Uzbekistan for a summit meeting with President Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan.
LG CNS CEO Kim Dae-hoon and First Deputy Prime Minister Rustam Azimov of Uzbekistan held a separate meeting during the state dinner between the leaders of the two countries. They discussed ways in which LG CNS and the Uzbek government could quickly implement what was negotiated.
LG CNS CEO Kim Dae-hoon said, “It gives me pleasure to see LG CNS serve as an informatization partner of Uzbekistan, which has endless growth potential. Korea has the longest, most extensive electronic government know-how in the world, and its electronic government is the very best. LG CNS’ leading technologies will come together and help raise the national competitiveness of Uzbekistan.”
Chairperson Khurshid Mirzakhidov of the State Committee for Communication, Informatization and Telecommunication Technologies said, “Public informatization is a key national project that will determine the future of Uzbekistan. We plan to have the JV build an electronic government in Uzbekistan and develop into an IT service company that leads Central Asia.”
Written by LG CNS PR Center
LG CNS is widely considered to have the most extensive business experience and know-how in public informatization projects in Korea. LG CNS successfully carried out Korea’s largest SI project, a Supreme Court registration computerization project. This system allows online perusal, issuance, and application of real estate and corporate registers.
LG CNS successfully executed other electronic government projects that serve as the basis of Korea’s government operations and services for citizens. These include the national financial information system of the Ministry of Strategy and Finance, consolidated national tax system of the National Tax Service, consolidated government computer center of the Ministry of Security and Public Administration, patent net system of the Korean Intellectual Property Office, electronic passports of the Korea Minting, Security Printing & ID Card Operating Corp., mail and logistics system of Korea Post, records management system of the National Archives of Korea, and electronic lawsuit system of the judiciary of the Supreme Court. LG CNS has accumulated know-how and professional skills on large projects. Such successful Korean electronic government projects of LG CNS are leading to strong overseas exports.
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