Yucatán finishes phase 1 of digital network project

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Mexico's Yucatán state is advancing with an e-government project looking to streamline services and improve transparency through an IT platform, the government said on its website.

"We have completed the first phase, including analyzing the project's scope. Now [the project] should be launched shortly using resources provided by the Inter-American Development Bank to continue with our policy of transparency," chief administrative officer Jorge Berlín Montero said.

The network will connect all state government entities, schools, health centers, hospitals, police stations, public safety centers and attorney general's offices through a single virtual platform that will provide online services.

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Berlín Montero also highlighted plans to renew electronic signature technology used in the state, to ease and streamline government processes for citizens.

Additionally, the need to modernize the government system is coupled with efforts to train public sector employees accordingly, he added.

"We have agreements with universities and have recently launched a program, so that people who haven't completed high school can do so without neglecting their jobs.... We're aware that training is essential," the official said.