Hukoomi participates in the 3rd GCC e-Government Awards in Dubai

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Hukoomi participates in the 3rd GCC e-Government Awards in Dubai

A delegation from Hukoomi, Qatar e-Government Portal, led by Hassan Al-Sayed, Assistant Secretary General-Information Technology Sector, ICT Government Programs at the Ministry of Information & Communications Technology, participated in the 3rd GCC e-Government Awards, held in Dubai from December 9 to 11, 2013. Organized annually the event recognizes ministries, entities, agencies and authorities within the GCC countries for exceling in using ICT tools to provide services and information to their stakeholders.  

Qatar received recognition for three key projects under the Excellent Project Award at the event and the Ministry of Information & Communications Technology was also honored as a strategic partner by HH Sheikh Majid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority.

The three Qatari projects recognized under the Excellent Project Award category included Al-Nadeeb – Customs Clearance Single Window – a collaborative project implemented by Hukoomi, Qatar e-Government Portal, and General Directorate of Customs. The other two projects included Metrash 2 Service by the Ministry of Interior, and the eSchoolBag Initiative by the Ministry of Education.

Besides Hassan Al-Sayed, the Hukoomi delegation also included Walid Galal, Technology Operation Manager, ICT Government Programs; Ahmed Al-Nahar, Contact Center Senior Specialist, Noora Mansour Al-Mannai, Service Delivery Specialist, and Hanan A.Sattar Ahmed; Senior Service Delivery Specialist.

Hukoomi’s participation in that conference was aimed at shedding light on its efforts as well as the efforts of the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology and introducing project and services offered by Hukoomi to the public such as Al-Naddeb, the Qatari Legal Portal (Al-Meezan) and Government Human Resources Planning Portal (Mawared).      

Al-Nadeeb - Customs Clearance Single Window, is a new electronic service that allows authorized users to complete customs procedures for the entry and exit of goods through Qatar's ports electronically. This portal provides an electronic system to simplify and organize the customs procedures and fulfill the regional and international requirements and it aims to reduce the number of customs inspections to only 5% of the total imports.

The GCC e-Government Award was part of the GCC e-Government Conference which aims to boost the cooperation between the GCC countries and strengthen their capacity to provide better online services and emerge as successful examples of sustainable e-Governments. The conference offers a platform for sharing and discussing the innovations and trends in the field of e-Government and aims to encourage the experts in the field of e-Government to share their experience.