Digital transformation key to investment environment — Rawajbeh

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AMMAN — The representative of the communications and information technology sector in the Jordan Chamber of Commerce, Haitham Al-Rawajbeh, said digital transformation is a key pillar to improving the business environment and attracting foreign investments, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

In a statement on Saturday, he said that business owners and investors send their investments to countries with ready and developed infrastructure in the field of digital transformation and service automation, and called for establishing a specialized body for this purpose, in partnership between the public and private sectors.

The region’s countries today witness rapid changes in this field, and this requires work to keep pace with developments; in the case of Jordan, that can be done by accelerating the pace of digital transformation, building related capabilities and stimulating creativity and e-trade, according to Rawajbeh.

Digital transformation helps develop economic plans based on “true” data, he noted, pointing to the government services provided through the Sanad application, which have “significantly” doubled during the recent period.

Noting the need to focus on research and manpower training on new technologies in this regard, he said this process will also contribute to enhancing Jordanian government revenues and improving services provided to citizens.

Rawajbeh also said that Jordan’s Economic Modernization Vision stressed the need to accelerate the pace of public sector digital transformation by launching partnerships with private institutions, which have “remarkable” expertise in this regard.

At regional level, he said, many Jordanian companies have implemented digital transformation projects in Arab countries.

Global companies, at the same time, expressed interest in opening regional offices in the Kingdom to serve the region’s countries and benefit from Jordan’s expertise and competencies working in the ICT sector, he noted.

Jordan’s ICT sector has “remarkable” opportunities for growth and expansion, with a solid and advanced digital infrastructure, qualified human resources capable of competing globally, and a set of laws and legislations that include many incentives, he said.

Jordanian companies operating in the ICT sector have made multiple achievements, have substantially grown and developed, and now support many regional countries by providing digital transformation solutions for their various commercial and services sectors, he pointed out.

Locally, the introduction of 5G services into Jordan is a step in the right direction, he said, adding that it would enhance the Kingdom’s competitiveness and accelerate the technical development of the ICT sector, in addition to supporting the investment environment, in line with the Economic Modernization Vision. 

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