ID card plan to assist planners, says Lubna

ABU DHABI — Shaikha Lubna Al Qasimi, UAE Minister of Economy, registered on Monday under the Population Register and ID Card (PRIDC) programme at the Emirates Identity Authority's Al Mushrif Registration Center in Abu Dhabi.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Wed 2 Aug 2006, 9:38 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 5:57 PM

EIDA officials briefed Shaikha Lubna about the registration process and the identity programme, which is considered one of the most advanced in the Middle East. "The PRIDC programme uses the most advanced technology and this will be crucial in designing and efficiently implementing developmental projects," the minister said.

Shaikha Lubna urged EIDA and other further technology-oriented government initiatives such as the E-government programme to coordinate and work together to achieve more efficiency.

The minister, whose registration comes a day after the government announced the latest national census results, said EIDA's PRIDC programme complements the census programme because both will help the country's planners with vital statistics about the people and the economy.

"However, the big difference is that the census happens only once in five years, whereas the PRIDC will provide the country's planners up-to-date statistics on an ongoing basis," Shaikha Lubna said.

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