In the next month and a day, the construction of a state-run data centre, spanning 10,000 square metres and worth $30 million, will start soon in Kragujevac – announced today the director of the Government IT and E-Governance Office, Mihailo Jovanovic.
In addition to this project, Jovanovic announced the implementation of five more projects that will begin in June and July this year. For example, from July 1, Serbian citizens will be able to order new driver’s licenses through the e-Governance web portal, which, once finished, will be sent to their home address by post.
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Jovanovic said the Kragujevac data centre would be the hub of the e-Government infrastructure project and that it would be five times the size of the one in Belgrade.
The centre will also offer space for commercial endeavours, Jovanovic said and added that he expected the facility use the equipment manufactured by the world’s largest IT companies.
“The next project pertains to the installation of POS terminals at the counters of local self-government units, which together with NALED, whereby the local self-government will be able to provide non-cash payment methods,” Jovanovic said.
In terms of the service e-enrolment, from now on, the parents of first-grade pupils will not have to submit the birth certificate and notice of residence in paper anymore.
Jovanović announces that, as of July, the same service will be available to high school students, as well as the students of the Belgrade University. Also, the Office is working together with the Interior Ministry on introducing new services whereby drivers will have their new driver’s licences delivered to their home address, and the issuing of certificates of impunity will be also available through the e-Government portal.
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