Dubai eGovernment for Cairo Forum
Dubai, February 24, 2008
Dubai eGovernment is highlighting its electronic governance accomplishments at the Cairo ICT 2008 Forum.
The four-day event opened today (February 24) at the Cairo International Conference Centre.
Dubai eGovernment is taking part in the event along with Dubai Customs World (DCW), Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), and Dubai Municipality, to jointly demonstrate the significant progress made by the emirate towards creating a knowledge-based digital society.
Dubai eGovernment, which recently participated in the InfoConnect event in Kuwait, will primarily highlight its core eServices such as Ask Dubai, mDubai, ePay and eLearn, at Cairo ICT 2008.
“Dubai’s eGovernance initiative has served as an exemplary model for governments across the Middle East. The concerted efforts of various government departments in the emirate have ensured that the vision of Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum regarding speeding up the digital transformation of government services in Dubai is realised,” said director, eServices, Dubai eGovernment, Salem Al Shair.
“Cairo ICT 2008 will provide an excellent platform for us to highlight the achievements of our electronic governance efforts, while getting an opportunity to meet with leading ICT players from all over the Middle East and North Africa region,” he added.
Dubai eGovernment recently revealed a digital adoption rate of a phenomenal 91 per cent of the more than 2,300 government services in Dubai.
Dubai Customs World will leverage the popularity of Cairo ICT 2008 to highlight developments in customs systems in Dubai.
“Within a short span of time DCW has been able to achieve remarkable progress in the implementation of its objectives. The tremendous increase in the volume of world trade in recent years has resulted in major developments in commerce, bringing about many work-integrated supply chains that have together augmented the significance of customs systems,” said director of Dubai Customs World Ahmad Khalaf Al Marri.
Dubai Municipality will be participating in Cairo ICT 2008 to showcase four of its key services - Food Control Health Certificates; Clinic Health Certificates; No Objection Certificates for contractors and consultants; and DCL Test Results-Engineering Materials for consultants working on construction projects. – TradeArabia News Service