Kathmandu, Apr. 6
The government has been planning to establish a separate information department under the Ministry of Science and Technology by the end of the current fiscal year.
Minister for Science and Technology Kalpana Dhamala Friday said that the ministry was working to set up the department under it to work on research and development of the information technology.
Stating that Nepal was lagging behind other countries in information technology due to lack of government’s priority to the science and technology sector, Minister Dhamala said that she was now effortful to put the sector on the government’s top priority.
Addressing a tech.days organised by Brain Works on the occasion of 20 years of its service in Nepal, Minister Dhamala stressed the need of public private partnership for the development of information technology.
Appreciating the contribution of Nepalese private sector in information technology, she said that the government was ready to join hand with the private sector for the advancement of IT.
"As the present time is the age of science of technology, we should be able to develop and adopt new technologies to increase our competitiveness," she said.
On the occasion, Brain Works, Gold Certified Partner of Microsoft for Nepal, launched Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012 in Nepal.
Around 100 participants form various sectors ranging from financial sector, public and private enterprises, non-government organisation were acknowledged regarding new set of products and technology from Microsoft.
Allen Bailochan Tuladhar, chairman of Brain Works, Zane Adam, General Manager for Microsoft Cloud Computing in Asia ad Alexander Oddez-Mazet APAC Director Business Productivity Solution presented papers on latest products and technologies from Microsoft.