Business Korea Magazine reported that the South Korean Ministry of Science and ICT has announced on the 6th of February that the latter’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.
The ministry plans 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 2019. The budgets required for the subprojects range from US$30,000 to US$55,000.
Established in 1979, the APT is an international council for telecommunications development in the Asia-Pacific region. The purposes, among others, of the special project include technology transfer to APT member countries and the overseas expansion of South Korean business interests. The project will be based on the ministry’s fund specially allocated for the APT.