The Government will set up a public agency for cloud and digital services under a public-private partnership, Communications Minister Augustin Jianu told a specialist conference on Tuesday.
“We will set up a public agency for cloud and digital services which, under a public-private partnership, will take care of the project, of building the cloud infrastructure for providing such services. If we succeed, then the government, the public administration, will get the speed to evolve with the economy, and then all this will be reflected in the citizens’ pockets,” said Jianu.
He added that Romania should transform itself from an emerging country in terms of digital economy into a transition country.
“We must be able to capitalise and turn from an emerging country in terms of digital economy into a transition country, so that we may reach maturity as soon as possible. To this end, all the players, including the private ones, as well as the public administration have a lot to do. I believe that in a longer term, Romania has a lot of potential as far as added value in the digital economy is concerned. Romanians are highly creative; it is something in their cultural DNA. Romanians have always very well understood how systems operate and how to take a side step. We can capitalise on that because what is happening now is us building a cyberspace. Currently, we need cyberspace builders; we cannot build without thinking from the onset about system security,” added Jianu.
Romanian Post to get 170-million-lei capital injection in 2017
The Romanian Post Service will get a capital injection of 170 million lei, Communications Minister Augustin Jianu told a specialist conference on Tuesday, adding that the service’s fortunes can improve by providing parcel and financial services.
“The Romanian Post has a phenomenal potential, especially as far as the parcel market is concerned. The Post has proved it can and it has indeed run on a profit teamed up with eMag. In order to benefit the most, we have to invest in the digital infrastructure. We are talking here about applications, for starters, service and the entire related infrastructure. Despite not being in a great financial shape right now, the Post can turn into a profitable company,” said Jianu.
He went on to say the Communications Ministry wants to increase the share capital of the Post Service.
“Giving it a thought, the Communications Ministry, as a shareholder, has decided that a capital augmentation at the Romanian Post is necessary and opportune. We are talking about nearly 170 million lei, which could lead to improved fortunes for the Post. Doing business in the parcel business and the financial services for villages that have neither, the Post can become profitable. To this end, I have provided for the capital augmenting money in the national budget. We will augment the capital this year and see afterwards the effects and the improvement,” said Jianu.