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By 2020 most Dominican should be digitally linked to world economy

Santo Domingo.- By the year 2020 the Dominican Republic should have 80% of its population digitally connected and integrated into the world economy, which will make its citizens more intelligent, educated and productive.

The conclusions was disclosed Thursday from a workshop on broadband, hosted by the Dominican Telecomm Institute (Indotel) with support from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

Advanced Broadband Development Study Center (Ceabad) representative Xavier Barragan headed the two-day conference whose participants also suggested a public-private partnership among the strategic objectives to increase fiber optic coverage by 100% in the towns and for 80% of the population.

Another proposal is basic training in the use of information and communications technology (ICT), for public schools to enhance teachers’ skills from 15 to 50%, and students 30 to 80%.

Barragan said the tool should also help reduce corruption and increase 100% AND empowerment of citizens, to enhance democracy.  “That´s the vision, through the empowerment of the ICTs, to promote equality and the quality of life of the population.”

Source: DT

Sep 4, 2015

Category: DR News |

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