The deputy ministry of research, innovation and digital policy has signed an agreement with EY Cyprus to redesign and upgrade government websites, making them all available on gov.cy, it announced on Tuesday.
According to the ministry, the project aims to establish a modern and unified image for all government services, and primarily, to improve the experience of citizens when browsing government websites.
EY Cyprus will complete the project at a budget of €1.1 million and will conduct it in two phases, with the first 65 pages going live in 2023.
In total, 250 government pages will be redesigned under the tender.
The ministry added that special emphasis is placed on the organisation, development and continuous updating of the content on the websites, to ensure quick and easy access for citizens, international organisations and foreign investors.
“To this end, relevant officials from all government agencies will be trained to write and edit content in a language that is simple, understandable, comprehensive, useful and up-to-date,” the ministry said.
Deputy Minister Kyriacos Kokkinos said this project was “one of the most important” for his ministry.
“Government websites are a point of reference for the Republic of Cyprus, they are our image at home and abroad. Through our cooperation with EY, as well as all the parties involved, I am sure that we will radically upgrade this image, strengthening and giving credibility to our state,” he said.
Head of EY Cyprus’ Consulting Services George Tziortzis said they are excited to undertake the project.
“The redesign of the digital presence of the government of the Republic of Cyprus will highlight its modern and unified identity and will facilitate citizens and businesses in their daily information and contact with the government,” he said.