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ASIA PACIFIC Telecommunication and ICT Development Forum (ADF) discusses telecommunications and ICT facilities

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ASIA PACIFIC Telecommunication and ICT Development Forum (ADF) discusses telecommunications and ICT facilities
09/09/2014
 
Brunei Darussalam is hosting the 11th Asia-Pacific Telecommunication and ICT Development Forum (ADF-11) from 8 to 10 September 2014 at the Indera Samudera Grand Hall, Empire Hotel and Country Club, Jerudong. Representatives from 37 countries are attending the meeting to discuss key issues to prepare for the Asia-Pacific ICT Ministerial Meeting on ‘Building Smart Digital Economy through ICT”, scheduled to be held from 10 to 11 September 2014 at the same venue.
 
The ADF-11 will consider the outcome of the Correspondence Group and report on the ICT Development Programme for Supporting ICT Pilot Projects in Rural Areas and consider projects to be presented to the APT Ministerial Meeting.
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The Opening Ceremony this morning began with a Welcome Address by the Secretary General of APT, Mr Toshiyuki Yamada followed by an Opening Address by Yang Mulia Awang Abdul Mutalib bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Mohd Yusof, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Communications, Brunei Darussalam.
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The ADF-11 session on the Report on the ICT Development Programme for Supporting ICT Pilot Projects in Rural Areas was chaired by Mr Toshiyuki Yamada, Secretary General of APT while the preparation for the Asia-Pacific ICT Ministerial Meeting  was chaired by Yang Mulia Awang Haji Yahkup bin Haji Menudin, Chief Executive of AITI.
 
The delegates attending ADF-11 will be hosted to a Welcoming Dinner by Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Hamzah Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdullah bin Begawan Mudim Dato Paduka Haji Bakar, Minister of Communications at Berkshire Hall, Royal Polo Club, Jerudong this evening.