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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 10 December 2018

Sheikh Hamdan asks people to vote for best government programme

Crown Prince of Dubai calls on residents to select one of eight projects that show initiative, speeds up work

Residents have been called on to vote for a programme launched by the government that has made a difference to their lives.

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, the Crown Prince of Dubai, has asked people to vote for one of eight government projects shortlisted for the Hamdan bin Mohammed Program for Smart Government Flag. The initiative rewards programmes that meet with the vision for the emirate of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, the UAE Vice President and Ruler of Dubai.

“Customer satisfaction is key to achieving further developments in smart government, and is a solid metric for measuring the compatibility of these services with the needs and aspiration of the public,” said Sheikh Hamdan.

Placing people at the core of all government projects with people-focussed services is the basis of the strategy and Sheikh Hamdan said government units working as a team would help establish Dubai as a competitive destination.

The nominees this year include Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s One Step Initiative; Smart refund by Dubai Customs; Montaji by Dubai Municipality; Dubai Health Authority’s Dammi Application; RTA’s Smart Transportation Initiative; Female Responder by Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services; Community Airport Application from Dubai Airports; and Dubai Expert by Dubai Tourism.

The finalists were shortlisted from 31 government entities and the winners will be announced next month.

The project that receives the most public votes will win the Hamdan bin Mohammed Program for Smart Government Flag.

The competition aims to promote innovation in government departments by highlighting success stories that result in efficient and smarter government.

Residents can log on to vote.dtmc.gov.ae to have their say. Voting ends on December 7.