Three honours for Oman at WSIS

Muscat - 

 Oman has won three awards for its eGovernment efforts at the ongoing World Summit on Information Society 2016 (WSIS) in Geneva.

The summit, organised by the International Telecommunication Union, began on May 2 and will conclude on Friday.

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry’s (MoCI) ’Invest Easy’ project won the Champion Award in the E-business category while Information Technology Authority’s (ITA) Digital Certification ‘PKI’ project won the Champion Award in the Building Confidence and Security category.
The Omani delegation is being led by H E Abdullah al Rahbi, Oman’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, Dr Salim Sultan al Ruzaiqi, CEO of ITA and officials from ITA.

‘Invest Easy’ has also been honoured as one of the best projects in the world that provides eServices through a one-stop shop as part of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). H E Rahbi and Dr Ruzaiqi received the certificate of recognition from UNCTAD at the US Embassy in Geneva.

Dr Ruzaiqi said, “We are delighted with this achievement in which the sultanate has been recognised for the fifth time in a row at WSIS since the beginning of our involvement in 2012. We congratulate the people who worked on these projects and we praise the efforts of MoCI’s ‘Invest Easy’ project which proved that it’s one of the best eGovernment projects in the sultanate.”

He added, “We are also proud of the success of the Digital Certification project in building confidence and security in the use of ICT. It reflects the great efforts made by ITA to provide the right environment for the development of various sectors and areas and to achieve sustainable development to facilitate access to electronic services.”

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