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'Govt for increasing productivity using IT'



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By A Staff Reporter

Kathmandu, Jan. 25: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the government aims at increasing the productivity using modern information technology.
"The economy can witness positive results only when we increase the productivity of the industry and people, and it can be possible only through the optimum use of the IT," PM Oli said while interacting with a delegation of the Computer Association Nepal Federation (CAN-Federation) at his residence in Baluwatar on Friday.
He said that IT was an indispensable element for the rapid development and high economic growth.
"We must think ahead and for long-term growth and enough attention should be paid to the development of information technology and innovation to achieve the target. The government has formulated the Digital Nepal Framework, 2019 with the same vision," said PM Oli.
According to him, there is no alternative to the development of the information technology to fulfil the national aspiration of 'Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepali'.
Likewise, artificial intelligence and digitalisation of various services are necessary to meet the aspirations of national and human aspiration and CAN Federation should take the lead to it, said PM Oli. He urged the CAN Federation to take a lead in expediting the development of information and communication technology sector.
President of CAN Federation Nawaraj Kunwar said that government should support the private sector in the transfer and development of constructive and disruptive technology, artificial intelligence and internet of things.
The delegation drew the attention of the PM towards the institutional development of IT, Information and Communication Technology Bill, Digital Nepal Framework, Information and Communication Technology Policy, import and export of IT equipment, development of software industry and promotion of digital education.  

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