e-govt high committee reviews project’s implementation

ABU DHABI — The e-government high committee yesterday expressed satisfaction with the progress made on the implementation of the initiative to date and discussed future implementation phases.

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Published: Tue 14 Jun 2005, 10:50 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 4:44 PM

''What has been achieved so far is a boost to the project and a vote of confidence that the remaining phases of the project will be successfully and speedily implemented, '' said Khalid Bustani, Assistant Under Secretary for revenue and budget at the Ministry of Finance and Industry (MOFI) during a meeting for the high committee here, attended by a number of officials.

“Cooperation between all parties concerned is vital for achieving the goal of a high performance government,'' said Bustani, adding: ''The United Arab Emirates advanced regional and global performance in areas of trade, finance, and infrastructure should be complemented by a competitive e-environment, which has, in this day and age, become a pre-requisite for successful and efficient servicing and management.''

The initiative aims at providing more responsive, more efficient, more effective and more personally inclusive government services. It is to cater for civil servants and the public alike, with servicing the business community being at the forefront of its objectives. It hopes to improve interaction and collaboration between the public and private sectors through a number of e-services using various communication channels that include Internet, mobile phones, and specialised service centers throughout the country. The general plan of the e-government also includes special training programmes for government employees to familiarise them with the new and challenging technology that this environment will introduce.

e-government is one of four ambitious initiatives MOFI is undertaking to reengineer government systems with the best international standards. The other three are: Total Quality Management (TQM), Performance-Based Budgeting (PBB), and Executive Training Programme (ETP).

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