Kathmandu May 3.
Minister for Communications and Information Technology Dr Yubraj Khatiwada has said the facilitation on citizen’s right to information is the right to press freedom. Extending a message of best wishes on the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day today, Minister Khatiwada congratulated everyone involved in the sector of information and technology. The government has been making effective the regulatory provision to ensure safety, credibility and access to the IT use, Minister Khatiwada said, adding that new laws were in the making to remove policy level hassles and misuse of technology. Also the spokesperson of the government, Minister Khatiwada however said the use of IT has been effective to make system transparent and corruption-free for good governance. It has also ensured smooth public service delivery. He claimed that the government was actively working to fully implement the Digital Nepal Framework in five year as per objectives set in the Information and Communication Technology Policy, 2072: good governance, sustainable development and poverty alleviation. According to him, the laws relating to IT were being amended to create atmosphere favourable for the investment in IT. The government has expected domestic and foreign investments to intensify development pace in Nepal. Minister Khatiwada reminded that government remained successful to save people’s lives with the flow of information, public awareness, necessary safety and alertness in the face of COVID-19 crisis. He appealed to all national and foreign investors and companies to invest in IT and work in collaboration with government.