Collection of Cases of Financing Ict for Development in Asia by United Nations

By United Nations

This book offers details on diverse financing mechanisms for info and verbal exchange expertise (ICT) tasks in rural components specifically. It considers circumstances from China, India, Malaysia, Nepal and Thailand that have a few strong point which will remodel current electronic divide between rural and concrete humans, and negative and wealthy into electronic possibilities within the zone.

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Equipment and service usage of the telecentre requires membership. Based on information received from Rural Telecentre Panauti-223, only nine of the 15 telecentres have been established. net/ilo 22 “STM Telecom Media to run phone service in eastern region”, Kathmandu Post, Nov. np 21 Lack of electricity, telecommunications infrastructure, and funding are major obstacles, similar to any under-served area within the Asia-Pacific region. Additionally, the volatility of the current political situation, leadership vacuum due to the dissolution of the local governance body, and lack of security in rural districts are limiting community mobilization work.

The PC would then be delivered via the postal service. Almost 40,000 people attended the launch of the budget PC project to purchase their first computers during phase one. By November 2003, over 127,000 desktops had been purchased by first-time PC users. By August 2004, over 200,000 desktop PCs had been purchased. Some follow-on phases included the distribution of laptop PCs. 3 GHz CPUs costing 27,000 baht (US$700), and a Pentium-M CPU costing 39,900 baht (US$1,000). Private enterprises Dell, IBM, and Jade Quantum responded to the distribution of laptop PCs26.

5 per cent in 2004 on project completion, it is predicted that Thailand will attract both local and international businesses related to software development including system integrators, multimedia products, and content producers. The incentives for software businesses of the Board of Investments (BOI) include an exemption from corporate income tax for eight years, and an exemption from import duty on machinery/hardware for eight years. The budget PC project benefited Thailand by increasing user awareness, and vendor competition at low price points.

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