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Ahmad Abdolsamad AlHammadi and Ram Ramachandran

UAE launches blockchain solution for land registry

ABU DHABI, October 7, 2019

The Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities (DPM), a UAE Government entity, has partnered with Tech Mahindra, a leading provider of digital transformation, to launch a blockchain solution for land registry using SmartHub Application.

The solution will enhance citizen services by increasing transparency and traceability of records, security, and ensuring easy archival of data.

The solution will enable digital transformation of land registry – it will decrease the processing time related to Land Registry related transactions and create value which can bring benefits to citizens and multiple entities associated with municipalities (like property developers, banks).

Ahmad Abdolsamad AlHammadi – CIO Abu Dhabi Municipality, said: “The government and private sectors in Abu Dhabi are working together to achieve the digital transformation agenda led by the government. We believe in proactively embracing new age technologies and delivering better citizen experiences to the residents of Abu Dhabi.

“The implementation of next gen technologies like Blockchain and SmartHub digital services will help serving a wider segment of citizens enhancing customer happiness, quality of life and accessibility of our services. This is a beginning of many more services that we plan to roll out during the course of the year.”

All the property related documents issued by the municipalities will be stored in Blockchain and can be tracked through Blockchain nods extended to different entities. SmartHub application using Blockchain will also provide benefits in services like Buying Resale Property and Tenancy Contract Verification etc.

Ram Ramachandran, general manager and head of Middle East & Africa, Tech Mahindra, said: “We are delighted to be a strategic digital and technology partner to Department of Urban Planning & Municipalities (DPM) in the journey towards enhanced government to citizen experience.

“The Blockchain program for Land Registry demonstrates the progressive nature of the Abu Dhabi government. Tech Mahindra is committed to enable its customers in digital transformation roadmap, build and deliver of cutting-edge technology solutions and services that address real world problems and meet customer’s evolving and dynamic needs.” – TradeArabia News Service




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