Indonesia plans to apply an e-government system, which is originated from the Republic of Korea (RoK), by 2019, said Yuddy Chrisnandi, Indonesian Minister of State Apparatuses and Bureaucratic Reform, during a forum on Indonesia – the RoK e-government system cooperation.

Accordingly, all official agencies of the country will run the model to boost public service performance and quality, stepping up the overall administrative reform.

The minister stressed that Indonesia allocated a budget of 1.2 billion USD for information technology and communication, which is higher than Singapore’s 800 million USD sum and the UK’s 518 million USD amount. A lot of the sum would be saved once the modern e-government system is completed, he added.

In 2013, Indonesia and the RoK signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on bilateral collaboration in the field, also covering cyber security, the Internet exchange, public service and integrated data centre.

According to the RoK’s Ambassador to Indonesia Cho Tai-young, the e-model of administration will help improve the Indonesian government’s performance in terms of effectiveness and transparency.

The RoK’s system had proved its value, earning the highest ranking at a relevant survey conducted by the United Nations in 2010 and being recognised worldwide in 2014.-VNA