UAE allocates $43.38m for eGovernment transformation

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A top UAE official announced the government has allocated AED159.36m ($43.38m) for Emirates eGovernment between 2012-2014 as part of a major strategy to improve the nation’s global competitiveness and facilitate transformation into digital age.

“By implementing these initiatives we aim to contribute towards achieving the UAE Vision 2021 which drives the UAE to be one of the best countries in the world and the UAE Government Strategy 2011-2013 that aims at putting citizens first and developing an accountable and innovative government,” said Salem Khamis Al Shair Al Suwaidi, Deputy Director General for Information sector and eGovernment, TRA.

He insisted that the ultimate objective of Emirates eGovernment is to provide government services in a time and cost effective manner with the use of innovative technologies.

The next phase of transition will see the government delivering services and information through different channels such as the Internet, fixed and mobile phones and kiosks besides traditional service centres.

He said UAEPedia will be launched in April in Arabic and later in English.

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