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Umm Al Quwain eGovt joins e-Dirham

Umm Al Quwain e-Government will now be able to process payments through e-Dirham scheme

Umm Al Quwain e-Government has signed an agreement to join the e-Dirham scheme.
Umm Al Quwain e-Government has signed an agreement to join the e-Dirham scheme.

Umm Al Quwain e-Government has become the latest entity in the UAE to join the e-Dirham online payment system.

Following the signing of an agreement, Umm Al Quwain e-Government can now collect service fees provided to the public, develop electronic payment methods and discontinue manual payment and cash collection processes.

National Bank of Abu Dhabi, as one of the service providers for the scheme, will provide Umm Al Quwain e-Government safe e-payment channels, and link all services to the payment gateway in addition to installing all the necessary devices in their premises.

The agreement was signed in the presence of HH Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mualla, Crown Prince of Umm Al Quwain and HE Obaid Humaid Al Tayer, Minister of State for Financial Affairs. The agreement was signed by HE Younis Haji Al Khoori, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Finance; HE Khalid Sultan Al Shamsi, Director-General of the Department of e-Government in Umm Al Quwain and HE Saif Al Shehhi, Senior Managing Director, UAE Government and VVIP Clients, National Bank of Abu Dhabi.

Commenting on the agreement, HE Obaid Humaid Al Tayer, Minister of State for Financial Affairs said: "The e-Dirham system has achieved many successes since its launch by the Ministry in 2001, with a now large geographical spread and advanced and smart technology. These achievements reflect the Ministry's commitment to achieve the system's most prominent objective, which is to rationalise the consumption of government financial resources."

HE added: "Signing an agreement with Umm Al Quwain e-Government represents strong evidence of local government entities' support of the e-Dirham system, its services and logistics. Their commitment to enhance their ability to offer the highest level of services with accuracy and efficiency, while taking into account the system's role in increasing time efficiency when providing services."

The total number of transactions paid through the e-Dirham website, POS and e-collection payment reached 33,457,995 with a total revenue of AED 6,780,914,359 AED in 2014.