Government projects tackled in ICT meeting
Project developments and purchase requests of government entities worth an estimated BD4million were among the topics discussed yesterday in the 36th Information and Communication Technology Governance Committee (ICTGC) meeting, chaired by Information and eGovernment Authority (iGA) Chief Executive Mohammed Ali Al Qaed.
Al Qaed praising the continued cooperation and coordination between governmental entities, which have allowed for the deployment of advanced technologies and systems that have helped improve the quality of performance.
Among the most important strategic purchase requests discussed during the virtual meeting is the national system to digitize and automate correspondence between government organisations. The project is expected to reduce printing costs and raise communications efficiency between entities.
The meeting covered improvements to eGovernment channels aimed at raising beneficiary satisfaction levels through the introduction of a virtual assistant system on the national portal bahrain.bh. The members also addressed the Ministry of Education’s requests for public schools to support the technical requirements for remote learning.
The committee further discussed the introduction of a professional licensing system for individuals and healthcare establishments at the National Health Regulatory Authority, and the supply of necessary programmes and devices to a number of government entities to ensure the continuity of providing services.
The committee continues to hold monthly meetings remotely via Microsoft Teams, as such modern platforms have efficiently supported the continuity of business in the government sector, at the same time reducing costs, saving time, and facilitating the sharing of documents between agencies.