The Ministry of Science and ICT announced on February 6 that South Korea’s information and communications technology (ICT) including free public WiFi system construction constitutes this year’s special contribution project of the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT) and collaboration projects will be launched with Laos, Vietnam and Nepal in that framework.
Established in 1979, the APT is an international council for telecommunications development in the Asia-Pacific region. The purposes of the special contribution project include technology transfer to the APT member countries and South Korean companies’ overseas business expansion. The project will be based on the ministry’s special fund provided for the APT.
The ministry is going to launch a free public WiFi system construction project in Laos, an augmented reality (AR) tourism content development project in Vietnam, and a digital disaster communication system construction project in Nepal.
The duration of the special contribution project is from March this year to February or August next year. The budgets required for the subprojects range from US$30,000 to US$55,000.