Indonesia to adopt e-Government policy from ROK

Indonesia to adopt e-Government policy from ROK

Yuddy Chrisnandi. (ANTARA/M. Risyal Hidayat)

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesia plans to adopt the Republic of Koreas e-Government system and aims to fully implement it by 2019, an Indonesian minister said here on Thursday.

"South Korea has a proven track record in implementing information and communication technology in governance," Minister for Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Yuddy Chrisnandi stated at the RI-ROK e-Government Collaboration Forum. The theme of the forum is Smarter Strategy for Better Government.

e-Government, according to him, is perfect for modern governance through integrated information and communication technology.

He also suggested all government institutions to implement the system.

"Our goal is to create a more transparent, responsive, and sustainable government," Chrisnandi remarked.

According to the Deputy Minister for Institutional and Governance, Ministry of Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform, Rini Widyantini, the government has several targets to accomplish.

"We need to improve the quality of our public services, create effective and efficient government, and carry out bureaucratic reforms," she remarked.

Widyantini stated this collaboration will be fully accomplished by 2019.

"Our objective in 2014 is to prove the capability of information and communication technology in harmonizing government business processes," she noted.

The collaboration will mainly be carried out in six areas, namely, the government cyber security, government internet exchange, government bus service, integrated government data center, business permit system, and citizen services system.

Last year, Indonesia and S Korea signed an MoU for cooperation in e-governance and administrative reforms.

The two countries worked together for developing Indonesias e-Government Master Plan and enhancing its capacity.

Korean Ambassador to Indonesia Cho Tai-young welcomed the cooperation and said it was an important project for both countries.

"This is the new governments first forum that can create larger cooperation in the near future," he noted.