Dubai: Government and private entities signed a number of MoUs to implement and activate the UAE Pass, during a forum organized by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA) and Smart Dubai. The signed agreements aim to activate the mechanisms of the UAE Pass App, and exchange data between the parties participating in this initiative, which enhances the UAE digital transformation. It also aims to make the UAE Pass one of the important pillars of the integrated and interconnected government that provides joint services to the public in cooperation with the private sector.
In this regard, H.E. Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, TRA Director General, congratulated the participating entities for the implementation of UAE Pass, considering it as a milestone in the process of digital government. H.E. Al Mansoori said: “This project reflects the directives of the wise leadership towards building a sustainable digital future, and providing easy, fast and interactive government services that achieve customer happiness. The UAE Pass project embodied the principle of partnership between the public and private sectors, and here we see well-established businesses participating in the journey of digital development, realizing a necessity that we in the UAE apprehend more than others, namely that cooperation between all sectors leads to digital society. A productive and sustainable digital society is like a shadowing tree, its trunk is the home from which we derive strength and determination, and its leafy branches are the entities that give life and spread their shadows to all.”
During the event, TRA signed joint cooperation agreements regarding UAE Pass with the e-governments in the country (Sharjah e-Government Department, Ajman Digital Government, the Electronic Government Authority - Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah e-Government, and Umm Al Quawain Smart Government). Smart Dubai also signed a number of MoUs with a number of UAE banks, semi-government companies, and exchange firms.
The event included a detailed presentation on the most important stages that UAE Pass has gone through and its most important achievements since its launch, highlighting the great work of government and private entities in this initiative in order to achieve its success.
The event concluded with honoring the strategic partners, including the Prime Minister’s Office, Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship, Ministry of Justice, Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates, Dubai Electronic Security Center, Abu Dhabi Digital Authority, Smart Dubai, Sharjah e-Government Department, Ajman Digital Government, Electronic Government Authority - Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah E-Government, and Umm Al Quawain Smart Government.
The UAE Pass is the first digital national identity for all citizens, residents and visitors. It allows users to access the services of local and federal government entities, and other service providers. UAE Pass also provides easy solutions to access services via smartphones without the need for a password or username, as well as the ability to digitally sign documents, and verify their authenticity without the need to visit service centers.
UAE Pass also includes a digital wallet (Vault) that is used to exchange and submit the customers’ digital documents for completing their transactions quickly and without the need to provide paper documents. It also includes a digital signature service that ensures the reliability and flow of transactions in a safe and integrated environment between different entities.
About The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA)
TRA was established in the UAE according to the Federal Law by Decree No. 3 of 2003. The role of TRA focuses on two fields: regulating the telecommunications sector, and enabling government entities in the field of smart transformation, as well as promoting cyber security in order to preserve the society’s safety and enhance its happiness and wellbeing.
In regulation, TRA role focuses on ensuring excellent telecom services, developing the ICT sector, protecting the stakeholders’ interests, implementing relevant policy and regulatory frameworks, developing human resources and promoting research and development, in order to ensure that the UAE has a leading regional and global position in the ICT sector.
In enablement, TRA is responsible for the mGovernment according to the Law No. 3 of 2011. Since then, TRA has been responsible for digital transformation in the Federal Government through two strategic goals: enhancing smart lifestyle and leadership in smart technological infrastructure in the UAE.
For more information, visit: www.tra.gov.ae
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