RIYADH: Saudi Arabia launched a digital licence registration service platform to acquire licence for driving, traffic warranty and firearms at the seventh Absher Forum for Electronic Transactions held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Riyadh.
The platform launched by Saudi Interior Minister Prince Abdul Aziz includes the digital driving licence; the unified registration service for driving schools; the vehicle repair permit service, electronic traffic warranty service, as well as firearms licence registration service.
The minister opened several services of the Internal Absher platform designated for the employees of the Ministry of Interior. A number of new electronic services for the Maidan platform dedicated to security men deployed for field duty were launched.
These include recording traffic accidents from the field, verifying the owner of camels by reading the slides; verifying permits for Hajj, Umrah and prayer at the Two Holy Mosques; and checking the health status of the people by security men.
In his speech, the minister emphasised the keenness of his ministry to achieve digital transformation in all its procedures and services and enable all its partners from the ministries, government agencies, the private sector and individuals to access data and services in a secure digital mode.
“Technology and its uses have become a basis not only in our public life, but in practical and private life. Since technology entered the field of work, transactions and dealings, it has led to great results in terms of speed, accuracy, and productive efficiency,” he said.
The minister emphasises that the kingdom was keen to adopt the digital transformation of the government so that the achievements in the field of technology can be continued in an unprecedented way to reach the goal of a smart government.