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Government of Abu Dhabi goes digital

Abu Dhabi government’s modernisation drive has been given a boost with the launch of its own e-portal.

Abu Dhabi government’s modernisation drive has been given a boost with the launch of its own e-portal.

The ‘e-Abu Dhabi’ site, launched last week, provides a single-point of access to around 500 government services and covers topics such as personal documents, lands, home and environment, motoring, and travel.

“The site is designed to transcend all government departments, authorities and administrations so that they use it as a vital tool in their efforts to deliver modern services to their diverse customer base,” said Rashed Lahej Al Mansoori, chairman of the Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Committee (ADSIC) — the government department behind the initiative.

One section of the e-Abu Dhabi site includes specialised business development pages, part of the government’s efforts to stimulate enterprise in the emirate. Business users will be presented with options such as ‘business start’, ‘business support’, ‘international trade’ and ‘rules and regulations’ to help them develop their own companies.

The government has also tried to make commercial licensing issuance easier by publishing business setup requirements in an easy to follow guide.

Other sections of the site include a complete guide to the government with interactive maps, department descriptions and the organisation structure.

Last month, the Abu Dhabi government’s Environment Agency launched an online e-facility, giving residents of the emirate access to a range of environmental services.

The launch of e-services in Abu Dhabi follows the success of the e-governance programme in Dubai, running since 2000.

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