Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov stressed "taking urgent measures" to broadly implement electronic government document control, the national TV channel "Altyn Asir" reported on Tuesday.
According to the report, the president talked about the change during a video conference with the participants of a workshop meeting on further improving the government's electronic document control, currently being held in Ashgabat.
Berdimuhammadov stressed the need to introduce "this advanced method in all sectors of the national economy".
It is expected that the new system will be implemented in the energy, chemical, processing, construction, transport, telecommunications, medicine, industry, textile, and agricultural sectors.
Berdimuhammadov earlier set a task to introduce the electronic circulation of documents in all regions throughout the country. All of these measures should contribute to the operational resolution of management issues, improving control over material-technical enterprise parts, and increasing levels of public services.
In addition, the new system will efficiently track progress of seasonal work, ensure permanent control and operational decision-making at the departmental ministry levels, as well as administration and agricultural enterprises.
Local economists believe that introducing "e-government" will enhance the efficiency of enterprise management, give opportunities for operational control at all stages of administrative business processes, reduce document passage cycles, length of time to execute basic functions, and necessary operative information searches for administrative decision-making.
The Turkmen government discusses a cooperation project in reforming and strengthening the mechanisms of state governance, including macroeconomic regulation, and "e-government" with the UN.
This issue was discussed during the advisor of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the UN Secretariat Alexey Tikhomirov’s visit to Ashgabat.