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Abu Dhabi to develop automated planning system

ABU DHABI, October 14, 2017

Abu Dhabi Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities has embarked on a project to develop a capital investment planning system (CIPS) that will automate processes and bring together all government capital projects across the emirate.
 
CIPS will aim to house all major five-year capital plans such as utilities, roads and community facilities under one overarching system, offering greater collaboration and transparency between projects and departments across the government and private sector.
 
More than 150 delegates from 58 government agencies attended a workshop, organised by the DPM last week, allowing stakeholders to help shape the design of the project and the system, said the statement from the department.
 
The workshop acted as a platform to share anticipated outcomes and benefits of CIPS, while allowing the project team to gain an understanding of the stakeholders’ current planning systems and processes, it stated.
 
The one smart system will hold up-to-date information for both existing and future proposed projects from stakeholders and partner agencies, including all capital expenditure projects that require government approval, said a top official.
 
"This state-of-the-art project will provide an enhanced analysis and monitoring mechanism of current capital projects that lead to strategic outcomes required at the national level. This will support the achievement of current and future plans for Abu Dhabi," remarked Abdullah Al Sahi, the executive director of Planning and Infrastructure.
 
In line with the Abu Dhabi Plan, the new system will streamline the planning process, allow users to monitor and evaluate ongoing projects, power real-time data to enable informed decision-making and facilitate long-term approaches and scenario planning, noted Al Sahi. 
 
Following the workshop, the project team will begin designing the system specifications, with the aim of creating a demo by the first quarter of 2018 and the complete system by the fourth quarter," he added.-TradeArabia News Service



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