Nagaland government to set up e-governance academy with the help of Estonia Credit: Twitter

Kohima: The Nagaland government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Estonian e-Governance Academy to provide technical assistance and advice for establishing a similar institution in the state.

The agreement was signed during the fourth Naga e-Summit in Kohima on Friday with the objective of sharing knowledge and experience. The MoU also aimed at strengthening bilateral technical cooperation in the fields of information technology and e-governance.

Nagaland information technology and commissioner and secretary KD Vizo signed the MoU with the Arvo Ott, director of e-Governance Academy, Estonia.

Inaugurating the e-Naga Summit, Nagaland governor PB Acharya said that the summit could bring IT experts from various countries together and could help build knowledge-based society and provide good governance to the citizens.

State information technology and communication (IT&C) adviser Mmhonlumo Kikon said that the department has the vision to encourage employment of youth, entrepreneurship, poverty elevation, promotion of higher education and so on through providing opportunities to the youth of the state.

Kikon was also hopeful of making the state the IT hub of Northeast and set up world-class business process outsourcing (BPO) and knowledge process outsourcing (KPO) for Northeast and Southeast Asia.

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