Bahrain team inks Egypt ICT deal
Manama, October 27, 2013
Bahrain's participation at the Gitex Technology Week 2013 held recently in Dubai has resulted in the signing of a joint venture agreement with an Egyptian delegation.
The delegation also held meetings with other participating delegates focusing on co-operation in information and communications technology (ICT), reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.
Bahrain's pavilion included representatives from the eGovernment Authority (eGA) and a number of public and private sector institutions.
"Participating in Gitex 2013 for the seventh time in a row has strengthened Bahrain's position as a top investment hub in ICT," adviser to the eGA chief executive Feras Jaffar Ahmed said.
The pavilion showcased achievements and initiatives in eGovernance and eServices that Bahrain offers.
"We conducted bilateral meetings with other delegations. The talks resulted in the signing an of agreement of co-operation with our counterparts in Egypt," Bahrain's Gitex 2013 participation organising committee chairman Ahmed Al Hujairi said.
According to Bahrain Technology Companies Society chairman Ubaydli Ubaydli, participation in the event is expected to have positive impact on the kingdom's ICT sector.
"Based on the current indicators, investment in IT projects is expected to rise to $4 million by the end of the year; this can be considered a sound achievement within current global challenges facing the sector," he added.-TradeArabia News Service