Government web Development and Government Internet Data Center (GIDC)
Public sector of Sri Lanka is yet to harness the potential of Internet to provide their information and services due to few reasons such as
1. Low penetration of Internet which results in
a) Ignorance of the capabilities of websites to disseminate the information and provide services to their clients
b) Lack of recipients for web based information and services
2. Lack of in-house know-how on web related issues
3. Lack of technical and financial assistance related to web activities such as web development and hosting
Reengineering Government Programme has launched many projects to address above issues. For example LakGovNet project would increase the Internet penetration in the public sector immensely while Government ICT Training project would equip around 10,000 government officers with ICT knowledge and skills in the near future.
In parallel to above initiatives Re-Gov programme has taken two major steps to increase the government web presence.
(A). Government Web Development Project which provides necessary assistance for constructing the websites or revamping the existing websites of the government organizations.
(B). Government Internet Data Center (GIDC) which provides web hosting facilities for the government