Riyadh, e-Media: Ministry of Water and Electricity "MOWE" has planned to activate the e-Transactions at the Ministry relating to all services offered to citizens and residents under a high level council called "Council of e-Government". It seeks, in addition, to apply a new e-System for invoicing titled "Safa" to be effected in the coming few months at water directorates all over the Kingdom to be then activated all over the Kingdom's regions by 2011. Dr. Mohamed Al-Saud, the acting Deputy Minister for planning and development stated that such a new system has been applied all over the world at more than 400 service agencies. He said that the Ministry composed a work team for the project including specialists at different fields. Supported by a specialized corporation delivering consultations to the Ministry, the Team held a number of workshops that focused on the development of work procedures to be improved and unified in accordance with world best practices. Dr. Al-Saud pointed out that the expenses of the first phase reached more than SR 15 Million, adding that the project is planned to develop a series of interactive e-Transactions with the Ministry's customers starting from application forms submission, in addition to meters reading processes and finally issuing bills and completing settlement. GIS technology will be utilized in the project in addition to other latest technologies which will support beneficiaries to rationalize their consumption. The Project is planned to achieve more benefits including interconnecting all the Ministry's sectors distributed all over the Kingdom's regions through one system which will help achieve data integration and exchange. Consequently, this will simplify the process of decision making, improve technological readiness of Directorates, lessen depending on paper-based transactions and pave the way for privatization. The overall outcome of all such processes will enhance performance and elevate contentment of the Ministry's stakeholders in addition to availing a huge quantity of information through a joint data-base.
Last Modified Date: 10/02/2013 - 3:21 PM Saudi Arabia Time
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