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National ICT Strategy Plan 2007-2011

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Republic of Mauritius, National ICT Strategy Plan 2007-2011 (NICTSP) (full-text).

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This publication sets out a strategy to realise The Government of Mauritius (GoM)'s Vision to make ICT the fifth pillar of the economy and transform Mauritius into a Regional ICT Hub.

The Government of Mauritius (GoM) recognised early that its Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector is important to future development of the country. GoM sees ICT as a tool to support business processes and information flow within and across economic activities, leading to increase in value added at the national level.

Elevating ICT to take the dimensions of a "pillar" of the economy will require interventions in the twin tracks of Information Economy and Information Society. While the former calls for measures which, significantly (a) enable the ICT sector to contribute into the GDP of Mauritius, (b) lead to the ICT sector employing more Mauritians, (c) make for a sustained availability of skilled manpower to power the sector, and (d) facilitate contribution from the ICT sector into the Mauritian export basket, initiatives to create an information society revolve around the instilling of a "technology temper" in Mauritians to bring about increased adoption and usage of ICT, ICT-enabled knowledge networking among citizens, and generally accepting ICT as a stream of professional persuasion at par with others.

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