MAF's eGovt project to be carried out in phases

DUBAI — The implementation of the eGovernment project at the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF) which started in May 2005 will be completed in several stages.

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Published: Tue 13 Sep 2005, 10:25 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 9:18 PM

Several meetings were held between the eGovernment committee in the ministry and the eGovernment work teams from Etisalat (eCompany) to specify the ways of implementing the project and pointing out the main points for it.

According to a ministry official, the project implementation is divided into several stages to ease implementation. First of these stages is the completion of the eGate and the electronic services which is likely to take 10 months. The second stage will focus on to complete interior mechanism in the ministry including installation of several services to be offered by Etisalat such as the eLink among all branches of the ministry through high speed Internet, provision of all employees of the ministry with eMail and necessary equipment, 24-hour maintenance service by Etisalat, etc. The third stage, involving Ministry Knowledge Management, will be studied for implementation through training and development of the administrative staff.

Tasjeel station

DUBAI — The technical check and registration of cars by Al Qusais Tasjeel station will be extended on Thursdays to be until 9pm from this week.

Brigadier Engineer Mohammed Saif Al Zafeen, Director the General Traffic Department, said that the station faces a pressure of work that requires extending the work on Thursdays to the remaining days of the week. Earlier work at the station used to to suspend at noon.

He called on the officials at the station to work with full capacity to meet work requirement and pressure especially at peak times. He also urged them to maintain processing transactions of care registration within the reached standard time.

Meanwhile, Brig. Engineer Al Zafeen called on the control teams to continue facilitating the traffic movement at schools.

Down syndrome

DUBAI — UAE's Down Syndrome Support Group announced the start of its Children Evaluation programme with an aim to better integrate into society.

"The programme is considered as the first step towards acknowledging the talents and abilities of children with down syndrome," said Dr Iman Jad, head of the group which is actively working to fulfil its objectives, some of which include increasing awareness amongst the general public, especially in schools and hospitals, providing support and guidance to parents of children with Downs Syndrome.

More information on UAE Down Syndrome Group is available at eMail address

Spine meet

DUBAI — The Neuro Spinal Hospital of Dubai is organising the 4th Dubai Spine Conference on September 15 at the Movenpick hospital dealing with "Spine Trauma".

In the UAE, one of the main causes of spine trauma are road traffic accidents. The conference will consist of 23 lectures and will have local and international medical professionals participating in the event.

Dr Abdul Gaffar Abdul Gafoor, Under-Secretary, Ministry of Health, will open the event.

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