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By Asker Sultanov
BISHKEK – Kyrgyzstan is seeking to create full e-government within two years, Finance Minister Akylbek Zhaparov said July 17. The government is preparing to offer 90% of its services to the public through the internet, he said.
“E-government raises the efficiency of state management and shifts government priorities from meeting agencies’ internal interests to satisfying society’s needs. Creating e-government will reduce corruption. … We intend to transition fully to an electronic system in two years. This year for this purpose we’ve budgeted 100m KGS (US $2.1m).”
Presently, the government’s information on the population, transport, organisations and property is fragmented and held in various agencies, he said. “Now it’ll all be combined into a common database,” he said.