NCS Group signs a US$3.3 Million Contract with Maldives Government to provide e-Government Services

Singapore and Maldives, December 5, 2006

NCS Group, a leading regional information technology and communications engineering service provider in the Asia Pacific and Middle East regions announced today that it will design and implement the first e-Government services for the Maldives Government. The contract, valued at about US$3.3million, includes application design, development and training. NCS Group was also awarded the maintenance contract at a contract value of approximately US$0.5 million.

Targeted to be completed by early 2008, the new systems will provide online access to selected Maldives’ Government services, promoting greater transparency and accountability as well as increasing administrative efficiency.

“We will be working closely with NCS to design and implement the e-Government services. This ushers in a new era in making government services more accessible and efficient,” said Mr Faaig Umar, Director of National Centre for Information Technology of Maldives. “NCS Group has already demonstrated strong e-Government capabilities, with its vast experience in bringing innovative leading-edge e-Government solutions to many of the Asia region’s e-government projects, which is why we believe their role in this initiative will be critical to our success. We look forward to a future in which Maldivian citizens have the option to complete government transactions online,” he added.

“NCS has been involved in many e-Government initiatives across the Asia Pacific region. We have the the resources, experience and vision to help the public sector deliver on all the benefits of e-government,” said Dr Chong Yoke Sin, CEO, NCS Group. “This e-government initiative is a major milestone for the Maldives government as it takes a conclusive step towards e-Government. Not only will it have a great impact on facilitating access to government services, it will also transform the working environment for Maldivian government staff. We are very pleased to be working so closely with them to deliver innovative effective e-Government e-Services that will bring benefits to the citizens, and further contribute towards Maldives’ social and economic development and growth,” she stated.

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NCS is a member of the Singtel Group and the leading information, communications and technology (ICT) service provider with presence in over 20 countries. NCS delivers end-to-end ICT solutions to help governments and enterprises realise business value through digital transformation and the innovative use of technology. Its unique delivery capabilities include consulting, applications development, systems integration, outsourcing, infrastructure management and portal solutions.