Government procurement requests worth BD2.2 million

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discussed at ICT Governance Committee meeting

Manama, Sept. 26 (BNA): Procurement requests by government entities valued at approximately BD2.2 million were discussed at the 55th Information and Communication Technology Governance Committee (ICTGC) meeting.

The virtual meeting was chaired by Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) Chief Executive Mohammed Ali Al Qaed.

The meeting included a discussion on the eWallet, an iGA project approved by the Cabinet, that aims to introduce an electronic wallet as an alternative to cash collection for government transaction fees, in line with the iGA’s efforts to accelerate the digital transformation of government services.

The committee also reviewed the installation of digital chips in smart meters at the Electricity & Water Authority (EWA), which will enable the meters to remotely read consumption data in real-time and automatically spot any issues in the meters and/or discrepancies in consumption. The project is part of EWA’s plan to install smart meters across the Kingdom’s governorates.

Also on the agenda were projects and procurement requests related to improving IT services at several government entities. In addition, the Committee reviewed implemented decisions from previous meetings.