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Oman wins five GCC eGovernment Awards

Oman takes top honours at fourth GCC eGovernment Award, Conference and Exhibition

Oman wins five GCC eGovernment Awards
Oman government entities have won five awards at the 4th annual GCC eGovernment Awards and Conference.

The Sultanate of Oman has won five awards at the GCC eGovernment Award, Conference and Exhibition 2015, which is taking place in Bahrain.

Oman government entities picked up awards for best website, community participation, integrated solutions and services at the awards, which were held as part of the GCC eGovernment event held under the patronage of Kingdom of Bahrain's Prime Minister HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa.

"It is no surprise that Omani Government organisations make it to the top honour awards again. The win today of new five awards is definitely a source of pride for every Omani and, at the same time, a call to work harder," Dr. Salim Sultan Al Ruzaiqi, CEO of the Information Technology Authority (ITA) and Head of Oman's delegation commented.

The National Center for Statistics and Information won the Best eGovernment Website among GCC countries. The Public Authority for Consumer Protection (PACP) won the Best Practice in Community eParticipation while Al Raffd Fund (Sanad Program) won the Best eGovernment Integrated Services - Individual/Business Sector award. The Royal Oman Police (ROP) has been awarded the Best Whole-of-Government National eProject. The fifth award for the category of the Best Government Service for Business Sector went to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI) on its ‘Invest easy' project.

The fourth GCC eGovernment Award, Conference and Exhibition 2015 honours the leading eServices and the outstanding ICT solutions across the GCC countries. Oman, represented by the mentioned government organisations remarkably won five awards out of eight categories.

Dr. Al Ruzaiqi added: "This event comes to continue the efforts of the previous three editions to serve the goals of the GCC countries to shift to eGovernment and push the performance of all countries for the prosperity of GGC nation. The fact that this award ceremony has been organised alongside the two-day conference is by itself a huge step to create a culture of positive competitiveness and healthy discussions among GCC countries' eGovernments, in an effort to achieve a better ICT experience for each and every beneficiary."

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