UNDP hands over $1.6m ICT equipment to Parliament

Update: 3:38PM THE Fiji Parliament officially took delivery of ICT equipment worth over $US893,000 ($F1.6m) from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

The equipment includes a
system that allows MPs to vote electronically, portable delegate conferencing system
and state-of-the-art Hansard reporting software. iPads for MPs as well as
desktops and laptops for parliament staff were also included in the package.

“Through our Parliament project, UNDP is delighted
to have been able to play a role in providing assistance to the reestablishment
of the Parliament of Fiji,” United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Resident Representative Osnat
Lubrani.

Parliament Secretary General Viniana
Namosimalua was on hand to receive the new equipment.

Also at the handover were Mark
Ramsden, Acting Head of Mission, New Zealand High Commission; Ambassador Andrew Jacobs, Delegation
of the European Union for the Pacific; Japanese Ambassador Takuji Hanatani and
Karinda D’aloisio, Deputy High Commissioner, Department of Foreign Affairs and
Trade, Australian High Commission.

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