Dubai to showcase digital efforts at Cairo
Electronic government initiatives introduced in Dubai are to be showcased at the Cairo ICT 2008 forum that opens in the Egyptian capital on Sunday.
Dubai eGovernment will take part in the event along with Dubai Customs World (DCW), the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing and Dubai Municipality.
The organisations will together demonstrate the significant progress made by the emirate towards creating a knowledge-based digital society.
Dubai eGovernment will highlight its core services such as Ask Dubai, mDubai, ePay and eLearn.
“Dubai’s e-governance initiative has served as an exemplary model for governments across the Middle East,” said Salem Al Shair, the organisation’s eServices Director.
“Cairo ICT 2008 will provide a platform to highlight the achievements of our electronic governance efforts, while having an opportunity to meet leading information and communication technology players from all over the Middle East and North Africa region.
"Dubai eGovernment recently revealed a digital adoption rate of 91 per cent by the more than 2,300 government services available in the emirate.
DCW will promote developments in customs systems.
Director Ahmad Khalaf Al Marri said: “ The tremendous increase in the volume of world trade has resulted in developments in commerce, bringing about many work-integrated supply chains that have together augmented the significance of customs systems.”
The theme of the forum is ‘M Power’ – mobility, media, money and management.
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