□ On January 18th, 2018, National Information Society Agency (President Suh Byung-jo, hereinafter referred to as NIA) opened a Peru-Korea Information Access Center(Mario Vargas Library, Arequipa). And the day before it, NIA opened a Paraguay-Korea Information Access Center(SENATICs, Asuncion)
○ In that of Paraguayan event, Juan Carlos Moreira(Presidential Secretary), Hector David Ocampos Negreiros(Minister of SENATICs), and Ahn, Min-sik(Korean Ambassador to Paraguay) were participated for the Opening ceremony.
○ For the Peruvian event, Victor Raul Cardenas Velazquez(Vice governor of Arequipa), Mario Rommel(Chief Librarian of Espinosa Library), and the delegates of Korean embassy were participated for the Opening Ceremony.
○ Both Paraguay and Peru Information Access Center consists of 330㎡ space, including Internet Lounge, IT Training Room, Seminar Room and the Operational Office that will shortening the digital divide by provide better access of the Internet and also for the ICT education for all.
○ The Information access center(IAC) project, which was started in 2002 and established 54 Centers in 46 countries as a part of ODA (Official Development Assistance) project in ICT sector, under the support of the Ministry of Science and ICT.
□ Mr. Suh said, " Both Paraguayan and Peruvian centers will be not only a resolution for the settlement of digital divide but also a solution for the professional manpower training for their ICT field."