While SMEs are increasingly turning to digital technologies and online sales, the report said it is vital for governments to provide support and assistance during the transition.
Author: Edu Lopez
Existing railway personnel and maintenance staff can now access self-paced training courses through an online learning platform launched by the newly established Philippine Railways Institute (PRI) with a P307-million grant from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
Among the ICT-related projects being implemented under the “Build, Build, Build” (BBB) program include the Luzon Bypass Infrastructure Project and the National Broadband Program.
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has warned that any delay in the implementation of contactless toll payment scheme would only make motorists and personnel manning the toll plazas vulnerable to the Covid-19.
The government will be requiring airport passengers next month to download Traze, a QR code-based app jointly developed by local firm Cosmotech Philippines and the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), which will be pilot-tested in four airports to strengthen the government’s fight against Covid-19.
Although all expressways will be implementing cashless toll collections, motorists without RFID stickers will still be allowed entry to the toll plaza but will be led to an area where their vehicles will be provided with the RFID stickers.
Borrowers who wish to know their creditworthiness can now request for their credit report online, according to the Credit Information Corporation (CIC).
But a report from the World Bank noted that the country’s Internet connectivity – the foundation of the digital economy – is limited in rural areas, and where they are available, services are relatively expensive and of weak quality.