Gateway to Yemen Electronic Project [Archives:2002/03/Business & Economy]

January 14 2002

The Ministry of Communication has recently revealed new plans aiming at the development of the internet services in Yemen, as well as the establishment of the Gateway project. Sources at the Ministry said the project would be the first step in the establishment of the e-government in Yemen through using up-to-date information technology, newest ideas, standards, techniques, styles and establishing data processing network.
The USD 1 million project is expected to provide high speeds and other features.
In this regard, a symposium was held in Sana’a titled “Takeoff towards E-Government” in which a number of specialists and experts participated and discussed the essential technical methods to establish the Yemeni Gateway for internet and to establish information network connected to the international network.
During the symposium participants reviewed the project and its objectives, constituents, characteristics as well as its accomplished phases and horizon developments. The participants mapped out the strategic outline of the projects to be accomplished immediately, taking into consideration making of the project a success.
The project will be operated through 25 sites in Yemen and will also connect subscribers to the international internet networks through telephone lines. For the first time, the Ministry of Communication will implement this project not for profitable purposes but for providing better services for subscribers. Within the framework of this objective, the project will also provide universities and academic institutions with all the requirements needed to make advantage of this technology. The network will also provide Arabic information exchange, which facilitates transferring information among networks at the regional and international level.