Riyadh - The kingdom of Saudi Arabia to participate in the first-ever GCC e-Government Conference scheduled to be held from December 21 to 23 in Oman, Muscat and continue for three days with the participation of all GCC states.
Eng. Ali bin Saleh Al-Soma, General Manager of e-Government Program "Yesser" pointed out that this participation comes within the framework of cooperation and exchange of experiences and promote development in the GCC countries by utilizing digital technology in order to provide the best e-government services to citizens and residents of the GCC States, stressing the importance of communications and information technology, which is an important tributary of the national economy.
The kingdom's participation in this event comes through the working paper submitted by Eng. Ali Al-Soma as well as the nomination of a number of government agencies' projects to compete for the conference's five awards: e-Services, e-Content, e-Maturity; e-Economy and e-Project.
A number of recommendations were agreed on in the conference including the holding of a GCC conference to discuss the challenges facing the e-Government process, besides exchanging expertise and ideas and coping with the latest developments in the communications and information technology field.
A number of Saudi government agencies will participate in the exhibition including: e-Government Program "Yesser", Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Higher Education, and Al-Elm Company for Information Security, SADAD payment system, and the Saudi Project for exchanging information electronically "SaudiEDI", which seek to highlight the best achievements of the Kingdom in the provision of electronic services and transactions.