Dubai eGovernment collects AED 1.5 billion in 2009

03/02/2010 - Dubai Investment News
Dubai eGovernment collects AED 1.5 billion in 2009
Posted by Neil King

Dubai eGovernment has announced that there was a significant increase in the adoption of electronic services in 2009 compared to the previous year.

The online government platform is designed to enhance service quality and expand the automation of government services.

A total of AED 1.5 billion was collected from 1.4 million transactions that were processed in 2009 using Dubai eGovernment's electronic payment gateway a secure platform for online payments.

This amounts to an increase of AED 500 million on the previous year in which AED 1 billion was collected from around one million transactions.

Ahmed Bin Humaidan, director-general of Dubai eGovernment, said: "Our strategy is to establish a centralised platform in providing e-services as we are strongly committed to support the gradual digital transformation of Dubai and the entire UAE."

Mr Bin Humaidan added that the programme aimed to include more government departments and agencies in Dubai and achieve integration in the delivery of services through a unified platform.