Minister without portfolio Andrey Tang says the government is planning to spend NT$170 billion (US5.6 billion) over the next eight years to create an environment for an innovative digital economy.
Tang was speaking Friday by video at a forum on digital convergence sponsored by the National Communications Commission. Digital convergence refers to viewing the same multimedia content from different types of digital device.
Tang talked about how the money will be spent. She said, "The Cabinet has introduced a program called Digital Innovation and Governance Initiative (DIGI). We are planning to inject NT$170 billion into the program within eight years to build an infrastructure that serves digital economy, stabilizes necessary measures, and creates a quality innovative environment. The bases we built will lead to smart living and close the [gap] between urban and rural areas. We hope society will be able to witness a brand new and different future through this program."
Tang said the government's priority is to make sure that rules and regulations keep abreast of digital development, rather than present a hindrance.