USTDA awards two grants to Romanian government for ICT investments

Newsroom 12/08/2013 | 07:37

The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has awarded two grants to the Romanian government to support investments in information and communication technologies (ICT).

The US government and the state secretary Bogdan Tohaneanu of the Ministry of Internal Affairs signed on Friday a grant worth USD 400,000 for a feasibility study to consolidate the Ministry’s data centers into a single modern facility. The project is set to promote more effective delivery of services to relevant stakeholders and yield substantial cost savings.

The project builds upon an earlier US-backed grant of USD 288,000 for the development of modern ICT solutions to streamline the legislative process in Romania, signed on June 27. The project aims to increase the overall transparency of the legislative process.

“These projects are priorities for the Government of Romania due to their potential to improve data management and enhance government efficiency,” said USTDA Regional Director Carl B. Kress.  “We are pleased to connect the Government of Romania with US private sector expertise in order to develop Romania’s ICT infrastructure.”

The US Embassy represented USTDA in Romania, negotiating with the government in developing the scope of work for both projects.

Ovidiu Posirca

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