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Taiwan unveils "e-society" blueprint

A new government task force incharge of promoting telecommunication development announcedTuesday its "e-society blueprint" for Taiwan.

A new government task force in charge of promoting telecommunication development announced on Tuesday its "e-society blueprint" for Taiwan.

TAIPEI (Asia Pulse) – The cross-ministerial National Information and Communication Initiative (NICI) outlined a series of objectives including a 30 percent family-use broadband adoption rate and a 50 percent business-use broadband adoption rate within three years, growing to 50 per cent and 80 per cent, respectively, within five years.

The NICI also aims to promote adult online learning, with a projected acceptance rate of 30 per cent within three years and 50 per cent within five years.

In terms of e-commerce, the blueprint calls for an estimated 30,000 businesses adopting related measures within three years and 50,000 within five years. A total of 100,000 information technology specialists will enter the industry within three years, according to the blueprint.

Another objective of the initiative is a 30 per cent online document application rate within three years for government agencies, leading to 50 per cent in five years.

It is projected that the program will boost the government's administrative efficiency to be comparable with Singapore within three years and will rank among the top 10 countries in the world.