Bahrain Open Database is launched

THE ministerial committee for information and communication technology (ICT) has approved the launch of the Bahrain Open Database, a top government minister said.

The database includes 296 data templates of 20 government organisations and classifies information, has a search engine, deals with geospatial data and offers self-registration for users.

Interior Minister General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa was speaking as he yesterday chaired the meeting of the committee.

Gen Shaikh Rashid said asserted that the directives and goals of the committee to reinforce digital transformation and IT services development are in line with the vision of His Majesty King Hamad and the directives of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Prime Minister.

The meeting reviewed topics on the agenda, including the UN E-Government Survey, Bahrain’s main global and Gulf indicators and achieved initiatives.

The committee also reviewed several draft initiatives, including updating and enriching e-content and digital policies programmes. The meeting followed up on the progress of the Commercial Register System, in which the brief of the Industry and Commerce Ministry highlighted that there were 77 investor-related services, including linking four government bodies to facilitate the processing of applications.

Information and e-Government Authority chief executive Mohammed Al Qaed highlighted a proposal for a comprehensive app for government programmes, in which the committee recommended selecting its name. The panel also reviewed a proposal on the developed e-key and referred it to the Executive Committee.




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