ictQatar opens new eGovernment portal

Hukoomi portal to host a range of government services for businesses and individuals

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By  Mark Sutton Published  February 5, 2008

ictQatar has launched a new one-stop shop government portal which hosts services for 48 government agencies in the country.

The Hukoomi portal, which has been developed by Singaporean IT service provider NCS, provides a range of services for businesses and individuals.

Yousef Al-Naama, i-Gov Program Manager of ictQATAR said: "Hukoomi is a significant initiative under the Qatar Government's modernization efforts towards an integrated government-wide plan and involving every ministry. ictQATAR is proud to spearhead this project and work closely with our reliable partner, NCS, to overcome many challenges."

NCS worked with ictQatar on both portal content and infrastructure, with more services expected to be added to the portal in future.

Lum Hon Fye, chief of global business, NCS Group commented: "We are pleased and excited to be part of the ictQATAR e-Government initiative. This project is of great significance to NCS, ictQATAR and the people who live and work in Qatar. This major project for the e-Government space is further testimony of NCS' commitment to the Middle East region"

Hukoomi can be found at www.gov.qa

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