Bahrain eGovt transactions hit $45m
Manama, January 2, 2014
Financial transactions through Bahrain's e-Government services reached BD17 million ($45 million) in 2013, said a top official.
Deputy chief executive of the eGovernment Authority (eGA) Dr Zakareya Ahmed Al Khaja revealed the latest payment services statistics for 2013, which have shown high demand through eGA's various channels with a growth of 25 per cent in the number of financial transactions amounting to BD17.79 million in 2013, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.
Payment of electricity and water bills, university course fees and traffic contraventions are the top payment services in terms of the number and financial value of transactions.
The authority aims to improve user experience and increase usage rate through active engagement with clients.
It honoured winners of a promotional campaign on ePayment services with a view to ensure that a large cross-section of the population can take advantage of all services offered and delivered.
Payments during the August to October promotional campaign on services have reached more than 50,638 transactions with a total value of BD4.23 million given that September has recorded the highest level of transactions during 2013 - reaching more than 28,142 transactions with a total value of BD2.58 million.
Dr Al Khaja said the visible surge in statistics highlights the growing awareness. It also reflects public information campaigns conducted by the authority in conjunction with various entities, together with customer familiarity with security level according to the international standards, and provided by eGA through payment services delivered by its channels. – TradeArabia News Service