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
* 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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