Taiwan donates US$145,000 to St. Lucian government for EDRMS projects

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Taiwan donates US$145,000 to St. Lucian government for EDRMS projects
Ambassador Mou and Sen. the Hon.Dr. James Fletcher
Ambassador Mou and  Sen. the Hon.Dr. James Fletcher
Ambassador Mou and Sen. the Hon.Dr. James Fletcher

PRESS RELEASE – The Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) has once again come to the assistance of the Government and People of Saint Lucia by making a donation of EC$ 389,789.00 (US$145,000.00), towards the Government island wide Network (GiNet) and Electronic Document and Records Management System (EDRMS) projects.

 EC$80,646 (US$30,000) of that amount is allocated for the GiNet Project, while the remainder, EC$309,143 (US$115,000) as the second disbursement will be used for the Electronic Document and Records Management System (EDRMS).

Both of these projects are under the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Cooperation Agreement between the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and the Government of Saint Lucia.

According to the new Taiwanese Ambassador to Saint Lucia, His Excellency Ray Hua-Wei Mou, “My government has taken the initiative to assist with the GiNet Project. We are working on free or low-cost “Wireless Local Area Network, WLAN” in public areas.  Internet penetration will be enhanced. Also, government and enterprises will be motivated to provide a wide range of innovative applications on this public Internet infrastructure”.

The EDRMS primarily includes e-document authoring, online handling and approval, exchange, filing and archive sub-systems. The aim of this system is to allow the Government of Saint Lucia to create process and manage documents and records electronically.

The technicians have already completed the training of the Second Phase on how to use the system and are now at Phase III, which is the Development of Archives Module. Archiving will help in reducing the time in processing the documents, and improve the organization’s internal and external communication efficiency, and reduce the risk of government critical information loss. The Archive Module will also support the government’s records and information management, and compliance with the e-Laws regulation.

“I would like to wish the GiNet team good success as they embark on the consultancy phase and the EDRMS team on the third phase. I believe that through the joint effort of the technical personnel from Taiwan and St. Lucia, these two projects will establish a solid foundation for the ICT development in Saint Lucia, H. E. Mou added.

During the brief ceremony on Thursday, Minister for the Public Service, Sustainable Development, Energy Science and Technology, Senator the Honourable Dr. James Fletcher, expressed gratitude to Ambassador Mou, outlining the many ICT-related projects which have been successfully implemented as a result of financial assistance from the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan).      

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  1. As usual another project wich will end up to naught (0). You would have thought an ERDMS project would have involved or initiated by the National Archives who has the primary responsibility for Records management under the laws of St. Lucia. However this project has taken a IT oriented approach. Since when does an IT expert have any perspective on Archives and Archiving or make any pronouncements as to what records should be preserved or their level of competency? It may just be a way to speed up government's inefficiency also without any regard to the preservation of our heritage or future informational needs.

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