Under the Central Government’s plan, SWAN was inaugurated by the Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla at the office of Information and Communication Technology. The CM commented that BSNL needs to work harder for a reliable connectivity.
With the development in Information and Technology, the CM said that a transparent and corruption-free government can be formed within the reach of the common people. He also said that since Mizoram is in a remote area, the pace of progress for IT development cannot be fast. The only Telecommunication service provider BSNL is very unreliable and not up to the expectation, and he also mentioned that BSNL have to work up to the expectations of the people.
The CM also mentioned that unless optical fiber technology is used, SWAN might not be able to work its purpose. As much as transportation is important, in order to have a better and stable communication, BSNL officials should pay more attention to it.
Guest of Honor, Minister for Information and Technology, Zodintluanga said that the inauguration of MSWAN is a remarkable stepping stone for the state and he also stated that Mizoram is still backward in IT. For the development of IT in Mizoram, help and support is asked from Powergrid Corporation of India and Universal Service Obligation.
ICT Secretary, Dr. S.S.Garbyal said in his speech that SWAN is one of the three important pillars of e-governance. The Central Government has funded Rs. 20.59 cr. for MSWAN. The implementing agency is ZENICS, Wipro Ltd as the consultant, Vayamtech, New Delhi as the Network Operator and KPMG as the auditor.
During the inauguration, the CM had a successful video conference with all the District Commissioners.