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Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development completes e-linkage with Civil Defense

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Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development completes e-linkage with Civil Defense

Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Abu Dhabi Business Center, the subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development( ADDED), in cooperation with– Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Systems Information Center( ADSIC) has completed maintaining direct e-linkage electronic link with the General Administration of civil Defense, with aim to minimizing time procedures and documents required for licensing transactions, thus raising the number of e-linked entities to nine.This came in the memorandum of understanding which activated the e-linkage between ADDED and the General Directorate of Civil Defense to enable Abu Dhabi Business Center to electronically process licensing transactions with the Civil Defense to get approvals required for business activitiesAbu Dhabi Business Center revealed that the number of Civil Defense related transactions processed last year amounted to 1519, which is expected to rise this year due to the steady increase in business licenses transaction in Abu Dhabi which exceeded 180,000 transactions by the year 2012.Abu Dhabi Business Center establishment was one of the important initiatives taken by the Government of Abu Dhabi to create an ideal business environment in accordance with international standards, within a comprehensive strategic plan for the development of various economic sectors, to help achieve one of the key k goals of Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030;to set the perfect business environment and to make Abu Dhabi a central hub for business and investors by adopting projects and initiatives that meet their aspirations.H.E Rashed bin Lahej Al Mansoori, Director of the Abu Dhabi systems Information Center stressed the keenness of ADSIC to continue to support Abu Dhabi Business Center in its mission to achieve the Vision’s goal to turn Abu Dhabi into an important trade and investment center in the region, through the adoption of electronic smart initiatives to provide an attractive investment environment for business, for domestic and international businesses alike. Al Mansoori spoke highly of the role of the Department of Economic Development, and its cooperation with all government entities and the private sector in the Emirate, in order to create the ideal business environment according to international standards.H.E Mohammed Al Rumaithi, the Acting Executive Director of Abu Dhabi Business Center, said that e-linkage between Abu Dhabi Business Center and government entities in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, is the essential foundation for achieving the Business Center’s objectives to create the ideal business environment in the Emirate.“We strive to provide all the tools and resources available that would contribute to the strengthening of the orientations of the Government of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, to attract corporations and private investors to play a key role in achieving sustainable economic development in accordance with the determinants of Vision 2030.” Al Rumaithi said. He added that the Center seeks in the near future to provide a single-window service to customers, in addition to advisory and technical services on licensing procedures and formalities and legal advice to various types of commercial, industrial, services and other activities that contribute to advancing the overall progress witnessed by the Emirate of Abu Dhabi under its sagacious leadership.Al Rumaithi underlined the level of cooperation and coordination between Abu Dhabi Business Center and Abu Dhabi Systems Information Center, which provides substantive support for the complete electronic linkage with relevant government entities, as part of its commitment to achieve the strategic goals aimed at achieving e-government.It should be noted that the Department of Economic Development is currently implementing the e-linkage with more than 17 government agencies by the end of the year, to rise electronic processing of transactions to 90% and reach the 100% level by the end of 2014.
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