Bahrain unveils 2022-2026 Telecom, ICT, and Digital Economy strategy | THE DAILY TRIBUNE | KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN

Bahrain unveils 2022-2026 Telecom, ICT, and Digital Economy strategy

TDT | Manama

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Bahrain aims to increase national employment in the Information and Communications Technology sector by 35% and train at least 20,000 citizens on cybersecurity in the next four years as part of an ambitious strategy to make Bahrain a regional digital innovation hub.

The plan also calls for increasing the number of startups in the ICT sector by 20%.

The Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications, Kamal bin Ahmed Mohamed, said this as he launched the 2022-2026 Telecommunications, ICT, and Digital Economy Sector Strategy -a key pillar in the Economic Recovery Plan and comprehensive economic growth and development.

The strategy focuses on improving the overall global position of Bahrain in the e-Participation index of the UN eGovernment Survey.

“It will also work towards establishing a world-class digital infrastructure by developing cybersecurity standards, attracting big-tech companies, and becoming a regional digital innovation hub,” the minister said.