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Equipment and training will enhance IT at agencies

MAJURO, Marshall Islands (Yokwe, May 24, 2009) – As Francisco Ou, Special Envoy and Foreign Minister of the Republic of China (Taiwan) announced on the occasion of the Republic of the Marshall Islands' 30th Constitutional Day Celebration, Taiwan is donating a wide-variety of computer equipment valued at about USD $80,000.

The "E-Government Project" is set to bring 20 sets of PC, one printer, one projector, broadcasting system and other auxiliary equipments to the RMI Government, enhancing technical cooperation between the two countries.

To implement the "E-Government Project", the computers and related equipment are expected to be installed at the computer lab of College of the Marshall Islands (CMI).

Taiwan ICDF (International Cooperation and Development Fund) will send two IT specialists to conduct training programs from June 1 to June 2, 2009 for 19 RMI trainees selected by National Training Council (NTC) from related government agencies for their capacity-building.

The training courses will include Microsoft WinXP Management (2Hrs), System Installation On-Site Training (2hrs), Hardware Introduction (3hrs), System Management (3hrs) and Network Management (3hrs).

A ceremony of certificates presentation to the trainees and donation of the computer equipment to the RMI Government is scheduled for June 3, with Bruce Ambassador of ROC (Taiwan) Bruce Linghu presiding with RMI officials.

According to the Taiwan Embassy in Majuro, the new project is another token of technical cooperation between ROC (Taiwan) and RMI to help promote IT capacity-building in the Marshall Islands.

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