Ashghal wins GIS Excellence Award
July 22 2019 11:01 PM
Ashghal's Saad Mohamed al-Jermozi receiving the award at the San Diego event.
Ashghal's Saad Mohamed al-Jermozi receiving the award at the San Diego event.

The Public Works Authority's (Ashghal) Information Systems Department and Engineering Services Department have won the GIS Excellence Award for the use of GIS technology in Moazanah Programme, it was announced on Monday.

The award was presented on the sidelines of the Esri Global User Conference 2019, held in San Diego from July 8 to 12.

On behalf of Ashghal, head of Development Section in the Information Systems Department Saad Mohamed al-Jermozi received the award. He pointed out that Ashghal is one of the first GIS users in Qatar.

Moazanah is aimed at simplifying the process of preparing budgets for major state projects including their review and approval. Among the overall objectives of the programme is to ensure that financing of projects goes smoothly with full transparency for all governmental agencies.

Ashghal implemented Moazanah Programme in order to help government entities including Ashghal departments apply for projects that they want to be implemented through Ashghal. These include the construction and development of schools, hospitals, health centres, service buildings and other infrastructure development projects.

New additions and features that help users request projects, take approvals and follow up their implementation have been added to Moazanah Programme. The applicants can also get integrated reports on projects in a speedy and much easier way.

Through the programme, applications for preparing the budget for 522 projects have been submitted for next year. Compared to the previous year, time to submit applications for budget went down by 70%. This year, application for preparing budget was done within three working weeks compared to nearly three months in the past.

Ashghal re-developed Moazanah Programme to simplify the process of submitting budget project requests enabling all ministries and government agencies to submit applications and review them through this system.

The Esri International Conference brings together thousands of GIS participants and specialists from 130 countries. It provides them with an ideal opportunity to share experiences, showcase different achievements and strategies in the fields of GIS. Esri International Conference is one of the spectacular global events in this field.

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