Khalid bin Mohamed bin Zayed checks on the injured in Abu Dhabi accident

His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Member of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and head of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office, reassured the health and conditions of the injured in the accident that occurred last week in Abu Dhabi.

Khalid bin Mohamed bin Zayed visited injured in the accident

His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Mohamed bin Zayed directed the Community Development Department to follow up the conditions of the injured, meet their needs and provide all kinds of support, wishing them a speedy recovery.

Khalid bin Mohamed bin Zayed checks on the conditions of the injured in a gas leak accident in a restaurant

Sheikh Khalid bin Mohamed bin Zayed also directed the concerned authorities to review all security and safety requirements in all means of transportation, storage and delivery of gas for buildings, according to the laws and regulations in force in the emirate, and to update them in accordance with the latest international practices to ensure the provision of the best protection necessary for members of society.

The launch of the “Abu Dhabi Open Data” platform to improve public services

The Government Support Department – Abu Dhabi, represented by the Abu Dhabi Digital Authority, launched the ‘Abu Dhabi Open Data‘ platform, with the aim of enabling the government and private sectors to exchange and share open data with consumers, emerging companies and academia to improve public services, support decision-making and enhance economic growth in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

The launch coincides with the recent visit of His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office, to the Government Support Department, during which he was briefed on the department’s strategy and projects for the next five years in addition to the developments of the Abu Dhabi Open Data platform initiative.

The Abu Dhabi Open Data platform aims

It aims to create an integrated digital system that enables quick and secure access to reliable data sources and provides proactive services that enrich the customer experience.

The launch of the platform, which provides more than 550 open-source data sets in 10 vital sectors and in 6 different formats, with the participation of the Abu Dhabi Digital Authority and in partnership with 23 government agencies, to reflect the ambitious vision of the wise leadership in employing information technology to serve society and improve the government work system, through Providing an appropriately safe environment to enable government agencies to share data through innovative mechanisms and technologies that ensure speed, efficiency, quality and transparency standards.

The government and the private sector partnership

This platform works to strengthen the partnership between the government and the private sector and open new future horizons, as this integration facilitates the process of data sharing for government agencies, and provides huge investment opportunities for companies operating in the private sector to ensure the continuity of their success and take appropriate decisions.

The UAE digital transformation strategy

The 23 government agencies participating in the first phase of the ‘Abu Dhabi Open Data’ platform play an active role in the process of sharing open data as a fundamental pillar for achieving the goals of the digital transformation strategy in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

These entities are the Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters, the Department of Municipalities and Transport, and the Department of Development. Economic Department, Department of Health, Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, Department of Education and Knowledge, Department of Energy, Abu Dhabi Housing Authority, Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council, Statistics Center – Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Digital Authority, Zayed Higher Organization for People of Determination, Pensions and Rewards Fund Retirement for Abu Dhabi Emirate, Emirates Heritage Club, Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority, Abu Dhabi Center for Technical and Vocational Education and Training, Family Development Corporation, Social Welfare and Minors Affairs Foundation, Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, General Authority for Islamic Affairs And endowments.

The platform includes 10 vital sectors: agriculture, environment, health, transportation, society, economy, tourism, education, energy and technology.

The Abu Dhabi Open Data platform Goals

Among the objectives of the platform are to promote economic growth in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and support the growth of key sectors in line with the strategic visions and objectives of the emirate and the Abu Dhabi Development Accelerators Program “Ghadan 21”.

The platform also aims to enhance the competitiveness of Abu Dhabi in the global indicators for open data and to increase the level of transparency through the availability of reliable data. And updated in real-time, and improve cooperation and integration between all government agencies, which helps them to support appropriate decision-making.

Source: WAM
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