Raymond Khoury, Booz Allen Hamilton Executive Vice President. (Photo courtesy of Booz Allen Hamilton)
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An executive at a leading international consulting firm underscored the ability of public-private partnerships (PPPs) to boost the economy and push Lebanon forward, saying the information and communications technology (ICT) sector's full potential should be recognized.Raymond Khoury, the executive vice president of Booz Allen Hamilton in the MENA region, suggested Lebanon would greatly benefit from a private entity running the country's e-government service. The study's second recommendation was suggesting the government turn to PPP and allow its e-government service to be run by a private company.Khoury added that despite great strides taken, Lebanon's government has failed to execute vital ICT projects that could boost the economy.In 2010, the National ICT Strategy, a governmental body tasked with investigating the sector's benefits, reaffirmed ICT's potential to aid different sectors.Khoury said that the aim of the strategy was to identify how ICT is able to contribute to GDP, which to a country such as Lebanon should be a significant contribution, probably in the range of 1-2 percent. Khoury also pointed to the ICT sector's ability to create jobs. Khoury recalled another missed opportunity witnessed during his time involved in the ICT sector.
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