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IE Singapore leads mission to study e-government sector in Africa

Published on May 29, 2014 12:45 PM

SINGAPORE - Ten Singapore companies are visiting southern Africa as part of a business mission led by trade agency IE Singapore.

The mission, which ends on Friday, aims to help Singapore firms explore business opportunities in e-Government as more African governments adopt such solutions to attract foreign investment and spur private-sector growth.

The delegation visited Botswana and South Africa, which are among the leading adopters of e-Gov solutions in Africa, said IE Singapore in a press release on Thursday. The companies explored the application of e-Gov systems in southern Africa, across sectors such as infrastructure, communications, healthcare, transport, and trade and business services.

Among the companies represented on the trip is ST Electronics, which has a branch office in Botswana and which has worked on e-Government solutions in the areas of aviation and home land security.

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