The Korean Government to Partner with Korean Businesses to Boost Global Presence in Digital Government Services

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- The MOIS to host the first “Digital Platform Government Globalization Center” forum on April 3, with businesses interested in global expansion.

The Ministry of the Interior and Safety (MOIS) hosted the first “Digital Government Globalization Center” forum on April 3 (Wednesday) to help Korean businesses expand their presence overseas in areas related to digital government services.

The forum is aimed at introducing official development assistance (ODA) projects in the digital sector to companies interested in expanding their presence in the global digital government sector and exploring ways to boost the expansion.

Held under the themes of “Overseas Expansion Support Policies” and “Best Overseas Expansion Practices,” the forum was joined by around 100 ICT businesses interested in overseas expansion, including Naver Cloud and Kakao Enterprise.

First, the forum covered the Korean government’s policies related to overseas business expansion for enterprises.

- The MOIS and the National Information Society Agency (NIA) currently operate “Digital Government Cooperation Centers” in eight partner countries, dispatching experts and operating local offices, researching digital government policies, and piloting projects in collaboration with partner governments.

8 partner countries with Digital Government Cooperation Centers in 2024: Serbia, Tunisia, Peru, Indonesia, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Laos, and Honduras

- Through the forum, the MOIS shared the latest trends domestic companies are interested in, such as overseas bidding information in the digital sector, and discussed mutual cooperation and overseas expansion strategies in different countries.

- The Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) also overviewed their support programs and country-specific cooperation projects for Korean companies seeking expansion.

The section on best expansion practices highlighted the experience of Korean businesses that accessed overseas markets.

- Korea Minting, Security Printing · ID Card Operating Corp shared the export status of the blockchain-based Korean Digital ID (K-DID) and the progress on the digital identity card system development in the Philippines.

- Naver Cloud participated in “ICT EXPO 2023” in Mongolia and shared its experience in discovering opportunities for overseas expansion of the educational Whale platform, which collects and provides educational services required for classes such as class tools, collaboration, and student management.

In addition, TG gave a presentation on its participation in the Botswana government’s enterprise architecture (EA) development project and follow-up projects, announcing its plan to enhance information sharing and mutual networking.

Source: Digital Government Cooperation Division


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