The E-Government National Centre (EGNC) is
implementing the National Information Hub (NIH) to serve as a platform
for information integration among government agencies in support of the
sharing information initiative. Through the NIH’s Single Repository,
common and uncommon data can be obtained from trusted sources and
supported by back-end system of government departments or agencies in
The NIH project was among the initiatives
under the EGNC highlighted during a working visit by Legislative Council
(LegCo) members to the centre yesterday.
In addition to understanding the role and
services under the EGNC, the visit was also part of the preparation for
discussions between LegCo members and the Ministry of Transport and
Infocommunications (MTIC) next year.
The LegCo members were given an insight
into E-Government Data Centre, a dedicated area for placement of
centralised physical computer system and components relating to
E-Government projects. The data centre is equipped with strict physical
security control, Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), cooling system and
fire extinguishing system.
LegCo members also learnt about the One
Government Private Cloud (OGPC), a service using virtualisation
technology, especially for E-Government projects. Until November 2020,
59 IT projects with 416 virtual machines were consolidated and
centralised in the OGPC infrastructure.
Meanwhile, the One Government Network (OGN)
is a specialised and secure government network infrastructure
connecting government agencies nationwide to integrated E-Government
services as well as Internet services controlled via a central gateway
at the EGNC. As of November 2020, the service has been connected to as
many as 931 sites nationwide.
The National Centralised Database (NCDB)
provides a database infrastructure for the allocation of databases of
the 11th National Development Plan (RKN) projects that need improvement
or a “technology refresh”. With the availability of this service, it
will provide significant impact from the aspect of cost of software
purchase and maintenance that is more economical and efficient as
compared to buying software in “silo”.
Brunei Open Data (data.gov.bn), meanwhile,
is a portal to support the open data initiative in Brunei Darussalam
enabling government agencies to share non-sensitive information with the
public, facilitate access to Data by agencies or free online download.
Darussalam line 123 service is the national
call centre for the Government of Brunei Darussalam operating 24 hours a
day to support non-emergency services of government agencies. Up until
November 2020, Darussalam line 123 had been supporting 320 government
Some 129 e-services from 34 E-Government
systems have been introduced and can be accessed through the GOV.BN
portal (www.gov.bn). The public can also open an e-Darussalam account
online through the portal.
As of November 2020, the total number of e-Darussalam account registrations stood at 156,221.
In addition, there are 20 government mobile apps that can be accessed and downloaded through the portal.
Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin