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Digital payment on government top priority: Communications Minister Karki

Digital payment on government top priority: Communications Minister Karki


Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gyanendra Bahadur Karki has said the implementation of a digital payment system was the top priority of the government. As the government Spokesperson said, the government is promoting the cashless payment system. In his address to the second round of ‘Fonepay Digital Economy Conclave 2022’ organised by the Brandworth Pvt Ltd here today, the Minister pledged to document the conclusions of the event and use them as the basis during the relevant policies making ahead.

He was of the hopeful that the programme helps better enforce the ‘Digital Nepal Framework’ programme. As he said on the occasion, he felt a level of enthusiasm among the participants of the programme and wished to see it in the future too. He was of the opinion of connecting the programme to the sustainable development goals as the society would be directly benefited from this kind of gathering.

Citing that it was not possible for any nation to find a pace of development in absence of the IT development, he sought access and participation of the people from all quarters of life in the IT. The Minister pledged the government support to connect far-flung areas with IT system and said the government decision to minimise the charge of internet aimed to ensure people’s access to IT. “The government is ever positive to making internet service more affordable and accessible with the enchantment of its quality.”

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