In the context of seeking to implement the approved plans for digital transformation initiatives for the year 2022, the Musandam Governor’s Office signed three agreements in the field of digital transformation with a number of companies in response to the requirements of establishing the e-government approach in the Sultanate of Oman.
The first agreement with Omantel provides for the implementation of a project to provide telecommunications and Internet services. Under this agreement, Omantel will work to achieve compatibility between network communication systems and internet lines and integrate them, which will enable the office to manage them in one entity and facilitate its technical management, in addition to raising the level of readiness of the office's communications and information technology solutions from the organizational and operational aspects.
This cooperation will contribute to raising the quality of government services provided, reducing communication costs, enhancing the efficiency of government spending, as well as enhancing IP-based communications.
The agreement was signed by Sayyid Ibrahim bin Said al Busaidi - Governor of Musandam, with Talal bin Said al Maamari - CEO of Omantel.
Sayyid Ibrahim al Busaidi, Governor of Musandam, commented: "Musandam Governorate is an emerging institution in the field of digital technology, because previously it used the digital services of the Ministry of Interior, and today we are establishing a new sustainable phase for the governorate to partner with the Omantel to provide communications and Internet services, the aim of which is to enhance all interactive services with the local community and facilitate communication with local investors or foreigners."
An agreement was also signed for the implementation of a project to rehabilitate and upgrade network infrastructure and electronic information security systems with Mohsin Haider Darwish Information Technology Company, with the aim of enabling the governorate to manage its electronic services and networking lines, and to enable it also to implement the initiatives approved in the governorate’s digital transformation plan, in addition to contributing to establishing a computer network to link employees to various work sectors in the governorate and to establish a secure environment that preserves employee accounts and protects their electronic data.
This is in line with directives to open channels of communication with the local community to serve the public interest within the governorate. An agreement was also signed to provide electronic services portal and management systems for internal services and non-municipal external services with the integration company for solutions and software. This agreement aims to strengthen the internal work system and the development, investment and promotion of the governorate’s resources, and work to strengthen the economic and social aspects and attract investments and projects that ensure the development and development of the governorate.
The project also comes in response to one of the priority initiatives for the development of governorates and sustainable cities with the aim of developing public services provided through the governorate's electronic portal.