H.E. Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, UAE TRA Director General, received a high level delegation from Malta last week.
The delegation included Mario Cutajar, principal permanent secretary and secretary to cabinet, Joyce Dimech, permanent secretary to the Prime Minister office, strategy and implementation, Jillian Micalive, Assistant to Permanent Secretary.
The meeting was attended by H.E. Sultan Al Suwaidi, UAE TRA support services deputy director general, Salem Al Hosani, UAE TRA director of development department, Engineer Mohamed Al Zarooni, UAE TRA director policy and programs department, and engineer Mohamed Khamis, UAE TRA senior manager - policies, planning and standards.
The meeting saw the delegates discuss strategic topics related to mGovernment and the various stages that it passed through since H.H. Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum announced launching of the mGovernment initiative during May 2013.
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The mGovernment team expounded all stages starting from the regulatory framework, roadmap, the implementation of all infrastructure projects, interoperability and connectivity through the federal electronic network, as well as the launch of the mGovernment Center of Innovation till announcing the completion of the mGovernment transformation.
H.E. Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori said: “We were glad to host the Maltese delegation, as the meeting represented an ideal platform to exchange knowledge and expertise, it also marked an opportunity for us to shed the light on the UAE mGovernment experience. The mGovenrment transformation reflects UAE’s technological advancement and its leadership’s commitment to increasing customers’ happiness.
“We live in an era where nation’s progress is measured by its ability to exploit modern scientific and technical data in achieving sustainable development for all sectors. The human experience has come a long way in utilizing digital knowledge and making it one of the developments’ most important resources, and an example of this is the global trend to take advantage of the huge data through producing solutions that make human life easier on one hand, and increase the society and institutions productivity on the other hand. We in the UAE are moving apace toward communications infrastructure development, and we are making broadband services available for everyone in the country to pave the way for a huge transformation in this field,” he added.