Gov't accelerator program helps streamline public service

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AMMAN - A government-run business accelerators center has provided solutions related to four areas of government service. A ceremony was organized Thursday at the government's offices to celebrate the delivery of the solutions, according to Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

Under a partnership with the United Arab Emirates, the Government Accelerators Center was established late last year with the aim of coming up with effective solutions to challenges within 100 days.

This batch of challenges focused on three sectors: energy and mineral wealth, digital economy and entrepreneurship and the housing and urban development. The center's teams worked on cutting red-tape and switching to digital services to upgrade the government work ecosystem.

With regard to the solution for the energy and mineral wealth sector, the center's teams created an online investment platform, cutting the timeframe for the provision of service from 150 to 75 days.

They also developed another platform that facilitated the approval procedures of sales tax and customs fees exemptions for systems of renewable energy and energy consumption rationalization. The platform reduced the needed amount of attached documents and cut the timeframe for the provision of service from 30 to 15 days.

In the digital economy and entrepreneurship sector, government teams have amended the government data classification policy, adopting a unified classification system in government entities in accordance with Jordan's regulatory legislation. The amendment aimed at developing digital transformation to enable the public to leverage modern technologies such as cloud computing.

As for the housing and urban development sector, the center saved the service recipients time and effort by providing the transfer of ownership and delivery of registration documents service online.

The center also launched the 3rd batch of challenges, which will tackle insufficient financial liquidity to meet the obligations of the Cities and Villages Development Bank, linking the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission with the Ministry of Local Administration the e-Fawateercom service and enforcing the Jalwa (forced relocation) document.

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