Dubai eGovernment talks up mPay success

Says AED 1.5 million worth of transactions were done through the service last year

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Dubai eGovernment talks up mPay success Dubai eGovernment will look at adding more government departments to the mPay mobile payment service.
By  Vineetha Menon Published  January 24, 2010

Dubai eGovernment is pleased with the success of its mPay mobile payment sevice that handled AED 1.5 million in transactions last year.

The mPay service allows customers to pay Dubai Police fines, recharge their Salik accounts and pay their Dubai Electricity and Water Authoriy bills using their mobile phone, after they have registered with the service through the mPay website using credit card details.

Dubai eGovernment said that 8,380 transactions were registered in 2009 and more than AED 1.5 million in payments processed, compared to 298 transactions and AED 25,000 in total payments for the previous year.

"All government departments need a strong IT infrastructure to provide eServices according to the highest standards of quality and security. In this sense, we are working diligently towards delivering eServices through a centralised infrastructure involving different departments in Dubai, enabling them to have a ground for innovation and excellence in their respective fields of specialization," said Ahmed Bin Humaidan, director general of the Dubai eGovernment.

Bin Humaidan added that they are thinking of making the service available to "to a wider range of individuals and business organisations" by including other government departments and new features to mPay.

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