UAE signs eDirham G2 services deal
Dubai, May 12, 2013
The UAE Ministry of Finance has signed an agreement with Dubai eGovernment Department for the eDirham G2 services to be adopted as a tool for collection of government entity fees in in Dubai.
The agreement was signed by Younis Haji Al Khouri, the under-secretary of Ministry of Finance, and Ahmad Bin Humaidan, the director general of Dubai eGovernment at the Ministry of Finance headquarters in implementation of its strategic plan to expand the network of federal and local government entities using the eDirham system.
The signing ceremony was also attended by Sumaia Bin Hammad, the director of Communication and Business Development Department at Dubai eGovernment, Saeed Rashid Al Yateem, the executive director of Revenue and Budget at the ministry, and Azza Al Suwaidi, the director of Revenue Development Department at the ministry.
Besides the e-Dirham system, the other two methods are credit cards and direct debit from customer’s account which can be used for such services as paying Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s bills, licence renewal fees and Dubai Police’s fines, topping up Salik and Nol and donating to Dubai Cares in addition to paying for medical fitness certificates and healthcare facility licence renewals from Dubai Health Authority.
Commenting on the agreement, Al Khouri underscored the effectiveness of the strategic relationship between the ministry and Dubai eGovernment.
“This agreement highlights how far the ministry is committed to co-operate with all federal and local government entities in the UAE with the aim of applying the best practices of government financial work and consolidating its contribution to supporting the process of achieving sustainable development," he noted.
Ahmad Bin Humaidan said, “We always seeks to offer innovative methods to make it easy for the public, both individuals and businesses, to complete their transactions and pay for their government services in such a manner that saves their time and efforts in line with our main objective of “customer first.”
"While this agreement with the Ministry of Finance is a quantum leap in this connection, the fact that the eDirham is linked with the other global payment networks and offers new and diverse online payment methods and channels that suit all sections and categories of people has led the standard of service provided to the public to be upgraded through an integrated online payment system in the UAE," he added.-TradeArabia News Service