BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
Growing Euroscepticism can only be silenced with large infrastructure projects, primarily rail, road, and energy ones, and more substantial financial allocations from the EU funds in order to improve the living standards of BiH citizens.
Connecting all schools to high-speed Internet is a prerequisite for digital transformation in education of BiH and, therefore, the GIGA Project, led by UNICEF and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), is of key interest, not only in terms of connecting, but also ensuring good-quality and safe Internet in all schools.
“Digital transformation must be reflected in specific benefits and reliefs for our citizens and economy, which requires the involvement of all levels of government, economy, non-governmental organisations, and our international partners”, said Minister of Communications and Transport of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Edin Forto, at today’s meeting with representatives of the development agencies, development banks, and embassies that finance and implement projects related to digital transformation in BiH, in particular the digitalisation of services and the provision of digital service.
Minister of Communications and Transport of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Edin Forto, attended a working meeting today organised by UN Resident Coordinator in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ingrid Macdonald, with the UN team in BiH.
“The first generation of air traffic controllers is being trained in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 14 of them for area air traffic control, and 11 for approach air traffic control. I believe that Mostar can become a controller certification centre for the entire region, but also for Europe, and there is no reason why we should be lagging behind”, said Minister of Communications and Transport of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Edin Forto.
Minister of Communications and Transport of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Edin Forto, held a meeting today with the representatives of the Media Industry Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina with whom he discussed the media landscape challenges.
“Private companies are a pillar of society, without whom everything will collapse. Political will is not obtained, but created; therefore, citizens must demand changes if they want them to happen. Some defiance is also needed, don’t let us be the last ones in the row of digitalisation“ said Minister of Communications and Transport, Edin Forto, at the panel “At service to every citizen: adaptation and availability of online services” at the Regional Forum of Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship Sarajevo Unlimited.
The Ministry of Communications and Transport of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in cooperation with the Border Police of Bosnia and Herzegovina, shall determine the border crossing bottlenecks and, in line with their respective competences, shall work towards improving the infrastructure of such border crossings, as agreed at today’s meeting between Minister Edin Forto and Director Mirko Kuprešaković.
“As we have recently stated that we aim to cancel the practice of taking CIPS registration hard copy and that all natural and legal persons should no longer need to submit the certificate to the banks of FBiH as of mid-next year, we also want to help the private sector, businesses and the citizens in facilitating their online business operations” said the Minister of Communications and Transport of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Edin Forto, at today’s meeting on “E-commerce in BiH and its importance for small and medium-sized enterprises”.