The Information Technology Association of Jordan embarks on a regional tour to discuss the latest iteration of the country’s national ICT initiative, talk about the upcoming Jordan ICT Forum and call for cooperation amongst the region’s various local IT industries.
On behalf of the national strategy for Jordan’s Information and Communications Technology sector, the Information Technology Association of Jordan int@j) has embarked on a regional tour to discuss REACH, an initiative launched in 1999 at the request of King Abdullah II, and which substantiates the partnership between Jordan’s private and public sectors as they collaborate to develop the country’s ICT market by combining legislative and governmental reform with a commitment to building free and open market opportunities.
The third iteration of REACH will be presented at the Jordan ICT Forum on September 30 and October 1 to King Abdullah and hundreds of representatives from the local, regional and international ICT industry and the government.
Speaking at a press briefing in Dubai, Marwan Juma, chairman of int@j said that the time has come for local IT industries around the region to share their goals and plans, identify their respective strengths and move forwards to develop the Arab ICT industry as a whole. “We can no longer look at the different IT markets in each country as separate entities,” he said.
“The ICT revolution has taught us to think in regional if not global terms, which is what Jordan has done in REACH 3.0. When it presents this document, Jordan’s ICT industry will clearly outline its objectives, key strengths and future areas of development. We invite our counterparts from all Arab countries to visit our forum, learn of our projects, talk to us about their own plans and discuss potential cooperation.”
REACH is a national strategy for Jordan to develop its ICT services sector and outlines opportunities to help Jordan compete effectively in local, regional, and global markets. It charts a national plan, assessed and adjusted yearly, specifying actions now being implemented by the private sector, the government and other stakeholders in order for
Jordan to continue to build a thriving knowledge-based economy. – (menareport.com)
© 2002 Mena Report (www.menareport.com )