The Parliament Standing Committee of Innovation and Digital Policy discussed a draft resolution of the Parliament to approve ”Five-Year General Guidelines for the Development of Mongolia in 2021-2025”. During the meeting, Chairwoman Ms. Bolor-Erdene briefed on the implementation process of the E-Mongolia project to integrate public services into a single system. By implementing E-Mongolia project, citizens will be able to obtain 181 public services from a digital system that is intended to serve as a one-stop service center.
Chief of Government Secretariat Mr. Oyun-Erdene noted that ”one of the important steps to lay a foundation for implementing digital transformation is that digital privacy must be safeguarded by creating a legal environment to protect data from being used by the government or others. In its first 100, the Government is planning to integrate public services into a single system, while working to call for private businesses in this regard”.
The experts from Estonia evaluated e-governance in Mongolia and emphasized that the Parliament of Mongolia and the Government need to show leadership and political resolve to successfully implement a digital transformation, as digitalization is intended to curtail officials’ powers. Moreover, the experts concluded that goals to integrate government services and implement digital transformation will be achieved in 7-8 years. In this sense, the government aims to implement 60 percent of works towards digital transformation in the next 4 years, as Prime Minister. L.Oyun-Erdene said. Furthermore, he mentioned that a law on cybersecurity is being drafted and related studies are being conducted.
During the discussion to approve a draft resolution of the Parliament, MP Damdinnyam proposed regulations to implement digital transformation in line with international standards and approve digital versions of official documents. MP Kh. Gankhuyag proposed to establish a digital free zone modeling “Silicon Valley” close to settlement areas such as Ulaanbaatar and Darkhan, support enterprises and start-ups working in the free zone, provide an incentive to companies creating new jobs, and approve the budget. MP G.Amartuvshin expressed to look at “E-Mongolia” project implementations, while Ts.Sergelen expressed his views on the cybersecurity framework.
At the end of the meeting, MP S.Ganbaatar (MP) concluded the meeting and conducted polling on 5 differents wordings of different opinions. It was decided that proposals and conclusions were submitted to the Standing Committee on Economy.