Seoul seeks to turn Dar into East Africa’s ICT centre

South Korea and Tanzania have good diplomatic ties

Seoul seeks to turn Dar into East Africa’s ICT centre

South Korea and Tanzania have good diplomatic ties

21 May 2018 Monday 09:10
Seoul seeks to turn Dar into East Africa’s ICT centre

KOREAN government, which boasts of fabulous development in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) intends to transform Tanzania into East Africa ICT hub.

The South Korean Ambassador in Tanzania, Mr Song Geum-Young said South Korea and Tanzania have good diplomatic ties and that through good cooperation in ICT sector, job opportunities will be created especially for the youth.

Speaking on the sidelines of the 2018 Korea Tanzania ICT Cooperation seminar that involved local communication experts and their Korean counterparts, the envoy said with many young people in ICT sector, it was easier to have quicker development in any country.

According to Mr Young, the ICT seminar was aimed at promoting Tanzania’s ICT to provide opportunities for the young generation to position themselves competitively in the market.

“I’m sure that through our cooperation in ICT, we will promote and support Tanzania to achieve its dream of becoming a middle-income country by 2025,” he said.

Optimistically, Mr Young said Tanzania’s ICT sector was gaining improvement and that through the Korea-Tanzania cooperation it was easier to implement various development projects being undertaken.

The Korean envoy insisted that Tanzania was a better place to invest in the ICT sector because it has a conducive environment and user-friendly policies in the sector.

Mr Young said with a population of over 45 million, it was easier for the country to realize its dream of becoming an in the industrialized country.

The Ambassador commended the government’s decision to open the embassy in Korea, adding that by having that office, the two countries will continue enjoying bilateral relations and even deepen them further.

In his remarks, Telecommunication Corporation Limited Director General Waziri Kindamba said the ICT cooperation between Korea and Tanzania came at the right time, insisting that technology was vital for the country’s development.

The State-of-the-art Corporation’s boss said Korea had the latest technology in the world worthy emulating.


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