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The Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications (MTIC) announced the opening of Brunei ICT Awards (BICTA) 2019 during a press conference held at Theatre Hall 3, Universiti Teknologi Brunei. Introduced in 2004, BICTA is an annual event organised jointly by the Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications (MTIC), Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI) and Infocom Federation of Brunei (IFB).
Present at the press conference was Haji Hairul Mohd Daud bin Haji Abdul Karim, Acting Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications, in his capacity as Acting Co-Chairman I of the BICTA 2019 Steering Committee. Also present was Sheikh Haji Abas bin Sheikh Haji Mohammad, President of IFB as the Co-Chairman II of the BICTA 20019 Steering Committee.
With the objective to stimulate innovation and creativity in ICT, BICTA 2019 will open up participation by individuals, students, SMEs and organisations in three (3) categories namely:
BICTA is a component of the Asia-Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA) Awards where the quality and categories provided are in-line with APICTA standards. Brunei Darussalam's participation in APICTA since 2008 has managed to win two (2) awards and twenty-five (25) merit awards to date. This year's BICTA winners will represent Brunei Darussalam in the APICTA which will be held in Hanoi, Vietnam on 18 - 23 November.
All secondary and tertiary schools, as well as local individuals and SMEs having their own ICT products and services are encouraged to participate. More details for participation and the application form can be found on the BICTA website at www.bicta.gov.bn. The deadline for entry submission is 31st August 2019.
For further information, interested participants can contact the BICTA Secretariat at email@example.com or 2323232 ext 6670.
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