Santo Domingo.- President Danilo Medina recently issued executive order 258-16 that creates the "Digital Republic," which includes a set of policies and actions to promote the inclusion of information and communication technologies in productive and educational processes, and government services to Dominican citizens.
The Digital Republic program includes education, access, productivity and employment, with an open digital government, with public safety and social inclusion.
“The American Chamber of Commerce’s (AMCHAMDR) Committee for Communication and Information Technologies (ICT) congratulates president Danilo Medina and the various related entities for the great commitment and assumed leadership in this digital transformation process, which is synonymous with growth, development and social inclusion,” the Committed said.
"The AMCHAMDR ICT Committee welcomes this initiative and reaffirm our commitment to the country. We are convinced that to achieve digital transformation in the Dominican Republic we must continue to forge public - private – academic alliances, where all sectors work together, generate the value chain in education to prepare our human capital and support each other to develop and strengthen key industries in our country," said ICT Committee director Maria Waleska Alvarez.
In a statement, the Committee said it has been directly linked for more than eight years, “to promote the transformation of our country into a digital economy, where ICTs play an essential role in the process of our economic models and social evolution.”
"There’s no doubt that we must all work together; government, private sector, academia and civil society, strengthen collaboration and recognize that the route to achieve the country we want is a shared responsibility," said AMCHAMDR executive vice president William Malamud.