The Ministry of the Interior and Safety here said Vice Minister Shim Bo-kyun attended a "Digital Kazakhstan" event in Astana at the invitation of the Kazakh government.
The 1.3 trillion won ($1.15 billion) project was initiated by Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev to improve the country's e-government system and information communications sector. The project is scheduled for completion in 2020.
|This file photo shows Vice Interior Minister Shim Bo-kyun. (Yonhap)|
The two governments also organized a forum to share Korea's e-government solutions and experiences. The state-run National Information Society Agency introduced South Korea's open public data and intelligent city systems during the conference.
The ministry said it plans to dispatch e-government experts to support the Digital Kazakhstan project.
"Digital Kazakhstan is a good opportunity to make use of Korea's e-government experience and know-how. We will endeavor to help Korean businesses join the project," Shim said.
South Korea topped the UN's biennial e-government survey three consecutive times starting in 2010. (Yonhap)