Al-Hananda: 500 Automated Services Transferred to Digitized Services on “Sanad” | Economy

AMMAN – The Minister of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship Ahmed Al-Hanandeh has confirmed that the Sanad application has become an upgraded and improved version and various services to be the unified platform for providing government services.

He said the application includes several basic pillars of digital transformation, including the first pillar, the “digital identity”, which requires the user to activate it through “Sanad” stations spread across the Kingdom to take advantage of the services of the application.

The second pillar in the application is “digital documents”, which is the citizen’s wallet which includes a wide range of digital documents and documents such as health insurance, birth certificate, family book, driver’s license, vehicle license, university certificate, and others.

He referred to a recent decision issued by the Council of Ministers approving digital documents as a synonym for traditional documents as a first phase to increase the reliability of digital documents and to abandon traditional documents, and emphasizes that digital documents are reliable and can be verified through the application of Sanad.

The third pillar, according to Minister Hanandeh, relates to the “electronic signature”, which is approved by the Electronic Transactions Act, and its credibility lies in a set of verification factors used by the application, namely the username, password and verification code associated with the phone number of the signature owner who previously added it. Such as the secret code used in financial and banking transactions, which emphasizes that other verification factors will be added soon.

He added that we have moved with digital services from the era of automated services, in which the quality of service and user experience differs from one platform to another, from one institution to another, and from one service to another, after the era of digital services characterized by a single user experience provided by a single platform, its procedures are simplified, and interconnected and integrated services are requested for once.

The minister pointed out that there are currently about 500 automated services, which are being transferred to digitized services on the “Sanad” platform, and the ministry is working to digitize 80 per cent of the main services before the end of this year.

On the fifth generation technology, he explained that he expects to launch it after a year and a half from the date of his license, which is expected to be completed soon, after coordination with operators and the completion of many negotiations and discussions with companies, which came out with a stimulus package that will help companies and increase their investment capacity in the next phase.

And he indicated that after studying the experiences of other countries in the fifth generation, it was found that it is a technology that does not achieve the desired return when it is introduced, but rather needs a period to mature and to be used optimally, although it requires a large amount of investment at the beginning of its launch due to the high capital and operating costs.

He pointed out that the fifth generation services will increase the energy bill on operators by at least 50 percent, and will need infrastructure by ten million, and will need years to mature, and the volume of demand for it will increase over time.

Al-Hanandeh stressed that the fifth generation of services is aimed at providing higher speeds than the Internet, serving larger numbers of subscribers and providing capabilities to citizens and individuals, as the volume of demand that increased on the Internet during the Corona pandemic has not decreased, due to the habit and dependence of people on the use of the Internet largely, which causes By increasing the pressure on the telecommunications network and necessitating new technologies that have the ability to provide higher speeds and accommodate larger numbers of subscribers.

He said the fifth generation technology aims to be a service and supportive of digital transformation processes and a complete transformation into new business models and the transition to the digital economy for individuals and institutions, whether in industry, commerce, services, the Internet of Things. sector, artificial intelligence technologies and the virtual world.

And he pointed out that the fifth generation is comparable to fiber optic services, which are growing and increasing every year, and this is an important part of supporting the infrastructure and offering various options that could be an alternative in the case of a problem in one of The fifth generation replaces wired services and has the ability to provide high speed and efficiency comparable to or Better than fiber optic network speed.

On the initiatives included in the economic modernization vision and how the ministry will deal with them, Hanandeh said that the ministry is responsible for the information technology sector and the entrepreneurship sector in the economic vision as it was part of the workshops that preceded his retirement. and in full partnership with the private sector and with all relevant authorities.

He added that the ministry’s strategy on digital transformation or the national strategy for leadership is an integral part of this vision, in addition to its indirect role in enabling other axes of the vision, which promotes economic growth, a better life, including the environment. as and sustainability, and emphasizes that the ministry is empowered by the three axes. .

He pointed out that the ministry is continuing with its ongoing plans and projects as it works according to the strategy launched this year, with the expectation of starting the first phase of the electronic billing system.

He said a fiber-optic partnership with the private sector would be launched, which would end its work in the coming months, in addition to electronic payments operations, to be the first step in achieving a greater transfer rate to non-cash payments. for all civil services.

He pointed out that the ministry is building databases for citizens, institutions and individuals who can benefit from it.

He added that it has launched an entrepreneurship policy to provide access to markets, access to finance, the legislative environment, training in the skills required in the entrepreneurship sector, and its contribution over the past year to providing more than 6,000 jobs by supporting various programs.

He indicated that the ministry would complete these programs in collaboration with the private sector to provide the largest possible number of jobs during the next phase, and would also work to attract the largest possible number of investors for the information technology and entrepreneurship sector, with reference to close to the agreement recently signed with the Abu Dhabi Fund, which is a fund My funding for promising beginners in the field of technology leadership.
He added that the ministry was trying to find other sources of funding for the Jordanian entrepreneurship sector.

And he indicated that the ministry has a set of programs that promote Jordan, not only as an investment destination, but as a port of access to the Arab region, and stressed that Jordan has the ability to make the Arab region, major information technology companies and many international brands striving to have Support and Support Centers in Jordan.

He stressed that the information technology sector in Jordan has grown significantly in recent years, and the ministry will work to stimulate the innovation and creativity environment in schools, universities and the government sector to turn challenges into opportunities.

(Petra – Ghada Hammad)

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