Bahrain participates in PP22 in Bucharest

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Bucharest, Sept. 26 (BNA): Transportation and Telecommunications Minister Mohammed bin Thamer Al Kaabi headed Bahrain's delegation in the Plenipotentiary Conference 2022 (PP22) organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in Bucharest.


The minister highlighted the Kingdom's achievements in comprehensive government digital transformation, noting the policies and initiatives that have been implemented that include all the services provided to citizens and residents.


In his speech, Al Kaabi explained that Bahrain has developed policies and programs aimed at automating more than 200 additional government services by 2026.


He noted that there are more than 560 government e-services that have been designed to improve operational efficiency, quality, simplification of procedures, and development of services.


The minister said that Bahrain aims to increase national manpower in the information and communications technology sector from 30% to 35% by 2023, stressing that digital transformation is one of the most important pillars of Bahrain's Economic Vision 2030.


ITU is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies (ICTs). The Plenipotentiary Conference (PP), ITU’s highest policy-making body, meets once every four years to set the Union’s general policies, adopt the four-year strategic and financial plans, and elect the senior management team of the organization, the Member States of the Council, and the members of the Radio Regulations Board.