Friday, January 15, 2021

Imbert: Trinidad & Tobago to become a digital economy

Finance Minister Colm Imbert said that Trinidad and Tobago is set to become a digital economy.
In delivering his Budget Presentation for fiscal 2020-2021, the Finance Minister shared some insights into how this budget will drive the transformation of Trini-dad and Tobago into a digital economy.
This concept has been a priority for the Rowley Administration and was promoted heavily during the August elections.
The minister noted that government is focused on e-governance, e-banking and e-commerce, among the many systems to help develop technology in Trinidad and Tobago.
Most of the planning and implementing will be channelled through the new Ministry of Public Adminis-tration and Digital Transfor-mation.
“A fully digital Trinidad and Tobago is essential to the growth and diversification of the economy,” he said. “In this context, the Ministry of Public Administration and Digital Transformation has been charged with the responsibility of directing the necessary changes needed to accomplish this objective. It has been mandated to ensure high-speed broadband access, including requisite ICT infrastructure, is available for all,” Minister Imbert said.

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