A high-powered Government delegation has left the country for China to explore collaborative partnerships for the establishment of an e-Government Data Centre with a Chinese state-owned company.
The delegation, being led by the Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Dr Misheck Sibanda, would visit China from today to January 18 for technical collaboration between the Government and Inspur Group of China.
Deputy Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Dr Ray Ndlukula, in a statement, yesterday said the e-Government Data Centre was the missing link in full realisation of the e-Government vision spelt out in the Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation (Zim-Asset).
“The Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet is leading a high-powered delegation of Senior Government officials on a visit to the People’s Republic of China for five days at the invitation of Inspur Group of Company of China.
“Inspur is an information communication technology state-owned company which is a key player on the Chinese local market and internationally,” he said.
Dr Ndlukula said the visit would strengthen and deepen political and technical cooperation between the two governments under the Look East policy.