Wednesday, December 01
10:50 AM

Digital Economy Programme launched


Muscat – The Council of Ministers has approved the national Digital Economy Programme (DEP), which will be endorsed as one of the goals to build a vibrant economy.

DEP envisages a set of medium-term and long-term approaches aligned with Oman Vision 2040. Its salient features include creating national industries based on the digital economy, fostering in-country value, establishing strategic partnership with the private sector, and empowering economic sectors listed in the tenth Five-Year Development Plan.

H E Said Hamoud al Maawali, Minister of Transport, Communications and Information Technology, informed that endorsement of DEP will speed up digital transformation in the public sector, upgrade the level of electronic services rendered to citizens, and serve as a strategic reference point for coordination among components of the economy in the sultanate.

In a statement to ONA, the minister said that DEP will expedite and facilitate the digitisation of tasks in economic and strategic sectors. It will focus on cloud services, cybersecurity and techniques of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, among other measures to spur economic growth and attract foreign investment.

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