The Digital Government Authority in Saudi Arabia has issued the first package of interim licenses for digital government business to three companies, which are “Elm for Information Security”, “Takamol for Business Services” and “Thiqa”, to develop and operate 15 existing digital government platforms and products.
The Digital Government Authority said, in a statement, today, Monday, that the list of platforms and products included “Wasl”, “Naql”, “Maritime Transport”, “Tajeer”, “Washaj” and “Drones” for Elm Company. And “Ajir”, “Quwa”, “Musaned” and “Tannah” for the Takamul company, in addition to “Etimad”, “Saber”, “Ehkam”, “Al-Muwathiq” and “Sedr” for “Thiqa” company. “.
These platforms and products are affiliated with 10 entities, namely the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development, the Ministry of Justice, the Food and Drug General Authority, the Public Transport Authority, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization, the General Authority for State Real Estate, the National Center for Government Resource Systems, the National Center for the Development of the Non-Profit Sector, and the Union Saudi Cyber Security, Programming and Drones.
Noting that the number of operations carried out through these platforms and products exceeded 53 million annually, and these operations contributed to improving access to services for individual beneficiaries and the business sector.
For his part, the Governor of the Digital Government Authority said; Eng. Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Suwayan; Granting these licenses comes in order to achieve the objectives of the authority and carry out its functions, as these interim licenses are one of the outcomes of the “Experimental Regulatory Environment for Digital Government Business” initiative launched by the authority in November of 2021, through which the authority seeks to raise the efficiency and quality of digital platforms, and ensure the continuity of Business, regulating property rights for government digital platforms and products, governance of the data sharing mechanism and prices of services provided through them, in a way that contributes to improving the investment environment to support entrepreneurs, strengthening partnership between the public and private sectors, and accelerating the growth of the digital economy, in order to achieve the strategic directions of the digital government, and the objectives of Saudi Vision 2030.
The authority explained that these efforts come as a result of joint work with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and the Communications and Information Technology Commission.
The authority is the competent authority for everything related to the digital government, and the national reference in its affairs, in addition to its competence to issue measurements, indicators, tools and reports. To measure the performance and capabilities of government agencies in the field of digital government, and the satisfaction of the beneficiary with it. The authority has undertaken a number of initiatives that contribute to raising the efficiency of government performance and providing highly efficient digital services.