The UAE Ministry of Finance (MoF) and du have signed a memorandum of understanding to allow du customers to pay for services through e-Dirham cards.
The MOU has been signed as part of the efforts to support smart government initiatives in the country, and will allow du customers to use the e-Dirham card at du shops and online.
The signing ceremony was attended on behalf of the Ministry by HE Younis Haji Al Khouri, Undersecretary of MoF; HE Saeed Rashid Al Yateem, Assistant Undersecretary of Resources and Budget Sector and Osman Sultan, CEO of du and Amer Kazim, Chief Financial Officer, on behalf of du. The signing was also attended by Saeed Al Khouri, Managing Director of the Abu Dhabi Government and VIP customers at National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD).
HE Younis Haji Al Khouri said: “The UAE is progressing towards a Smart Government. It is essential for all companies to support the shift and adopt initiatives such as the e-Dirham payment. We would like to express our appreciation to du for their willingness to adopt the e-Dirham payment method and for contributing in achieving HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s initiative which aims to provide comfort and facilitate people’s lives.”
Osman Sultan, CEO of du added: “We fully support the Smart Government vision established by the UAE leadership, and are keen to play a role in its implementation. As a telecommunications provider we feel it is our responsibility to deliver advanced solutions to our customers, in a way that allows us to add life to life by bringing more convenience into our services and transactions. It is a privilege to contribute to the shift towards a smart government.”
On behalf of NBAD, Saeed Al Khouri, Managing Director of Abu Dhabi government VVIP Clients said: “The e-Dirham is a secure and convenient electronic payment and collections system that serves across all market segments: individual cardholders, corporate and government clients. We are pleased to expand e-Dirham and include du in the scope of services offered by the system. NBAD continues to provide innovative banking solutions with world class services to meet the need of the market.”