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Ninth eGovernment Forum to be held from Oct 23-25 in Kuwait

KUWAIT: Under the patronage of Dr Rana Abdullah Al-Fares, Minister of State for Municipal Affairs, Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology Affairs, and Acting Minister of State for Housing and Urban Development, the 9th eGovernment Forum will be held from 23 to 25 October under the motto “eGovernment is a Pillar of Comprehensive Development Renaissance.”

EGOV9 is organized by NoufEXPO and the Federation of Kuwait Engineering Offices and Consultants Houses in cooperation with the Central Agency for Information Technology (CAIT) at Al-Baraka Ballroom at Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Haya Al-Wadaani

On this occasion, the Director General of CAIT, Haya Al-Wadaani, expressed her profound thanks to Minister Dr Rana Al-Fares for her sponsorship of this vital forum that supports CAIT’s efforts to implement the political leadership direction to achieving Kuwait Vision 2035. Expressly, Al-Wadaani referred to developing intelligent government services in cooperation with all other parties. Al-Wadaani pointed out that eGovernment is a joint responsibility between the various government agencies and leaderships, noting that the value of the eGovernment mission is increasing daily due toKuwait society’s openness to technological adoption in all aspects of daily life.

Al-Wadaani stressed that CAIT spares no effort to assume its full responsibilities, as the development of government services was and remains one of the main objectives for which CAIT was established. She also stressed CAIT’s belief that eGovernment is the pillar and basis for the comprehensive and sustainable development renaissance. She highly valued CAIT’s efforts made to move towards developing advanced stages of the eGovernment program in the State of Kuwait to keep pace with its modern and renewable concepts.

Al-Wadaani praised and thanked NoufEXPO and the Federation of Kuwait Engineering Offices and Consultants Houses for their efforts in organizing EGOV9. She welcomed government institutions, private sector institutions, and speakers participating in the forum. She hoped that EGOV9 would come up with conclusions and recommendations that reflect positively on establishing a new and effective dynamic to unite the efforts of developing the eGovernment Program with the efforts to implement Kuwait’s Development Plan.

Dr Ammar Al-Husseini

For his part, the Deputy Director General CAIT, Dr Ammar Al-Husseini, expressed his happiness at the launch of EGOV9, pointing to the influential and remarkable role played by the forum in its previous sessions and so far in directing attention towards the importance of eGovernment for the development and growth of societies.

Dr Al-Husseini added that we look forward to active participation in EGOV9 by government agencies. Weare all concerned with this vital topic, primarily since this year’s forum discusses an important issue related to the integration, coordination, and synergy of efforts to develop the eGovernment Program and implement the Development Plan projects. He pointed out that this new proposal will open new horizons that everyone needs to reach better levels of effectiveness and competitiveness for our beloved country while saving a lot of burdens.

Dr Al-Husseini explained that this proposal might require us to continue the discussions and research after EGOV9 to explore all the potential and generate the desired benefits. Al-Hussaini thanked the global and local technology companies and consultants for supporting EGOV during all its sessions. He also appreciated CAIT’s partners for continuously supporting its efforts to achieve its eGovernment mission.

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