The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) handed over equipments and software for the “Modernization of Customs Administration in Nepal” project to Department of Customs (DoC) on February 25, 2013 in the presence of KOICA Deputy Representative Mr. Park Sangbaek and Director General of Department of Customs Dr. Mukti Narayan Paudel and other officials working in the IT sector in DoC. The handover comprised IBM racks, Server, Network equipment, Data Storage and software: OS Oracle Database, Data Warehouse (ETL, OLAP), Data Mining, WEB, WAS, 30 desktop computers, computer table, chair and etc.
In a handover ceremony Director General Dr. Paudel mentioned that DoC is the first department under Ministry of Finance to be computerized, with the support of KOICA DoC is now changing its system after 17 years. Furthermore, he assured that they will make a proper use of the equipments and hence will be well maintained. Lastly, he thanked KOICA for organizing a training program in Korea for the DoC staff and guaranteed that they will implement the acquired knowledge and skills in their work. Adding to this, Mr. Park from KOICA expressed that this project will support DoC in achieving its target of increasing the revenue, providing user friendly service and enhancing the capacity of customs officials.
The government of the Republic of Korea through KOICA spent US$ 5 million for this project. This project will implement the Business Process Reengineering (BPR) and draw up Information Strategic Plan (ISP) and will support in improving the efficiency and transparency of the administrative process of DoC. KOICA developed and established Clearance Management Module, Risk Management Module and Data Warehouse. This project will improve the ICT operating condition and capacity of the DoC.