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Estonian Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology Urve Palo

Close to 160 million euros are planned to be invested in developing the sector of information and communications technologies in Estonia outside larger cities, according to a state budget strategy for 2018-2021 by the Estonian government.

ERR reports that the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications is launching a program to empower e-Estonia, the aim of which is to boost the information and communication technology sector and the digital economy among other things focusing on creating jobs outside of bigger cities:

«The government has multiple plans to achieve this, beginning with moving jobs away from Tallinn, directing additional resources toward road construction and transport and ending with the construction of modern municipal rental housing and the support of building the last mile of internet connection,» Estonian Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology Urve Palo explained on Thursday, April 20.

The Estonian public broadcaster reports that government will, for example, support the connection of businesses with technical networks with 10 million euros, as well as invest in promoting IT and communication skills.

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