* The online payment platform of Qatar Digital Government programme marks 451,931 transactions in second quarter of 2021
Digital payment between government entities is gaining momentum in line with the Qatar Digital Government programme envisioned by the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC). As per statistics released by MoTC, as many as 451,931 online transactions were conducted through EPay, the government e-payment platform, during the second quarter of 2021.
The EPay gateway is one of the most significant new projects for the Qatar Digital Government by MoTC and it enables government departments to make use of digital services during transactions. Also, it enables full automation of online services, by allowing users to pay fees online securely. As per MoTC figures, 136,072 transactions were made in April and May while the number of transactions in June stood at 179,787.
Epay was launched as part of MoTC’s Qatar Digital Government programme that aims to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of government institutions and improve the services offered to the public by improving the level of government services for individuals and companies, raising the efficiency of government administrative processes, and increasing the levels of transparency and community participation.
The EPay portal allows individual and corporate users to pay for the electronic services offered by various government departments in Qatar while covering all current and future e-payment needs through the provision of numerous options for payments through credit cards, debit cards, and bank transfers, using multiple payment channels, such as the internet, mobile phones and mobile points of sale (mPOS). This provides users with an easy and efficient method to complete their payment process.
Also, it brings several advantages to government agencies. The most notable advantages include a reduction in operating expenses due to the decrease in the number of resources required to establish, operate and support electronic payments. These are in addition to helping government entities provide e-government services in the shortest time possible.