Taipei--Vice President Chen Chien-jen (???) called on the public and private sectors on Wednesday to participate more actively in exchanges with member nations of the Asia Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA), which he said is a very worthy cooperation platform for the implementation of the government's New Southbound Policy.
In a meeting with members of Taiwan's award-winning teams at the 2016 APICTA Awards, which was held in Taipei Dec. 2-5, Chen said that APICTA is a collaborative network covering mainly Southeast and South Asian nations that the New Southbound Policy targets.
The vice president expressed his hope that Taiwan's public and private sectors can work together to further promote exchanges with relevant groups in the targeted countries, in order to establish partnership ties with them. "These efforts will help innovative Taiwanese enterprises to further promote their overseas markets and to increase the presence of Taiwan's industry in the global market," he said.
A total of 236 teams representing 16 economies took part in last year's APICTA Awards, in which 18 Taiwanese teams won medals, including six golds and 12 silvers, the highest number of medals obtained by a sole member country in the history of the organization that was established in 2001.
APICTA is a collaborative network which is not only focusing on knowledge-sharing and innovative benchmarking, but also on business facilitation between business communities in the member countries, and the APICTA Awards highlight excellent examples of that.
The alliance of national ICT organizations include members of 17 economies in the Asia-Pacific and South Asia -- Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam and Nepal.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel