DSG ‘ready to implement Smart Dubai Strategy’
Dubai, March 9, 2014
Dubai Smart Government (DSG) Department has affirmed its readiness to comply with the ‘Smart Dubai Strategy’ to convert the emirate into a smart city.
Ahmad Bin Humaidan, Director General of DSG, said: “Dubai is witnessing the start of a new, unique and unprecedented stage to enhance the quality of human life in all fields, thanks to a number of initiatives launched by our prudent leadership built on the infrastructure by our institutions and human resources to serve our citizens and residents.”
“Sheikh Mohammed’s launch of the strategy to transform Dubai into the world’s smartest city gives us a roadmap to reach this goal with services and utilities on smartphones and the entire city designed in a smart manner to understand and serve the needs of all,” he added.
The DSG would be fully prepared to support this roadmap, owing to its long experience in e-Transformation including the advanced infrastructure, its unified and secure government information network and platforms; and its government resources planning systems used by 43 Dubai government entities, its shared services, and its leading smart phone apps, said Bin Humaidan.
He pointed out that DSG has already undertaken many practical steps to facilitate and expedite the smart transformation process.
A package of its shared services has been at the disposal of government entities to enable them to optimise them and employ them in achieving the transformation into smart government and smart city, thereby contributing to attracting visitors and businesses to Dubai with the government service bus, ePay and MyID.
MyID was developed to enable customers a unified access to all electronic and smart services provided by Dubai government entities via smart phones/Internet through one login, linked to the Emirates ID. With mPay, users can access most used government services and utilities on their smartphones.
The department has already completed four out of five smart transformation policies and guidelines for government entities, he added. - TradeArabia News Service