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CYPRUS: Cabinet approves Digital Strategy Action Plan

04 September, 2014

The Council of Ministers approved on Wednesday the Action Plan of Digital Strategy for Cyprus.

According to an official press release issued here today, the Action Plan aims to modernize the public sector to operate without paper, by simplifying administrative processes and reducing costs while providing citizens and businesses with a more friendly environment.

The plan also aims to support small businesses with information and communication technologies and promote e-commerce and the full computerization of hospitals and health centers.

It also provides for the full computerization of the education sector, the development of fiber optic network covering up the houses with speeds much higher of 100Mbps, the computerization of Municipalities of Cyprus, the increase in the percentage of connections (subscribers) with speeds of more than 30Mbps and mass training of digital illiterate population.

As it is noted, 75% of the total cost of the Action Plan will come from EU funds.

The Action Plan, to be promoted between 2015-2017, is part of the wider objective of reactivating and restructuring the economy and creating new jobs.