Kuwaiti Emir honors Hukoomi, Metrash 2
November 30 2017 12:52 AM
Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah handing over the award for Hukoomi to HE the M
Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah handing over the award for Hukoomi to HE the Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim Seif Ahmed al-Sulaiti. Picture courtesy of Ministry of Transport and Communications Twitter account

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His Highness the Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah honoured Qatar's official e-government portal Hukoomi and the smart phone application of the Ministry of Interior (Metrash 2) for winning the 2017 HH Sheikh Salem Al-Ali al-Sabah Informatics Award in the "Government Sector" category.

HE Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim Saif Ahmed Al Sulaiti and HE Director General of Public Security Staff Major General Saad bin Jassem Al Khulaifi received the awards at a ceremony organized at Bayan Palace in the capital Kuwait on Wednesday.

On the occasion, HE Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim Saif Ahmed Al Sulaiti expressed thanks and appreciation to HH the Emir of Kuwait for his patronage and continuing encouragement to the Award, as well as to HH Sheikh Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah. HE the Minister also thanked organizers of the event for their efforts and successful organization.



Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah handing over the award for Metrash2 to HE the Director General of Public Security Staff Major General Saad bin Jassim al-Khulaifi. Picture courtesy of Ministry of Interior Twitter account


For his part, HE Staff Major General Saad bin Jassim Al Khulaifi expressed his happiness with winning the Ministry of Interior this prestigious award. He stressed that the State of Qatar was keen to participate in such events to enrich experiences and knowledge in all fields that serve security and humanity among the various countries in the world.

HE the Director General of Public Security highlighted the growing brotherly relations between Qatar and Kuwait in various fields under the wise leaderships of the two brotherly countries.

Currently, after launching Hukoomi Phase 3, the portal is rich with information about at least 1380 digital services. Some 690 of them can be accessed and executed by companies, citizens, residents and visitors. They cover multiple sectors such as health, education and business.

The user-friendly portal has enhanced search functions and can also be accessed by people with disabilities. It also includes a special page for migrant workers in five languages.

Hukoomi is also available on mobile devices with unique user experience. The portal is under an ongoing improvement and enhancement operation for better functioning.

Matrash 2 is an excellent smart phone application that provides more than 160 services of the Ministry of Interior related to residence, visas, passports, traffic, etc., effortlessly and with ease, in addition to many information services and requests.



HH Sheikh Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah Informatics Award is one of the most prestigious awards in the region in terms of its comprehensive and diverse categories related to innovation and development.
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Metrash2 highlights:

* The smartphone application provides more than 160 services of the Ministry of Interior (MoI) related to residency, visas, passports, traffic, etc, effortlessly and with ease, in addition to many inquiry and application tracking services.
* Until November 2017, a total of 6,333,541 services related to different departments of the MoI have been provided through Metrash2 since its launch in December 2011.
* 24,437,939 inquiries and tracking of applications have been carried out using Metrash2 between December 2011 and November 2017, including traffic enquiries, visa application tracking and other general inquiries.
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The Award was first launched in 2001 to promote online knowledge and develop human capacity in the realm of informatics. It includes three sections. The Kuwait Award is focused on Kuwaiti society; individuals, government and nongovernment entities as well as citizens and non-Arab residents. The Arab World Award is open for individuals and organizations from all Arab countries. The Appreciation Award is dedicated for individuals and organizations from Kuwait and the Arab countries in general for distinguished projects, initiatives and milestones in the realm of informational development.



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