Oman's e-Government initiatives are on the right track. The much-publicised e-Services gateway, UBAR portal, which is an integral part of eOman, is expected to become a reality by year-end this or early 2007.
Major eOman services, expected to be introduced in the future are: Government convergent network, government nervous system, institutions data bank, people data bank (national registration system), e-Payments infrastructure, geographical information systems, etc. eOman, Oman's e-Governance initiative, is aimed at creating a knowledge society. The Information Technology Authority (ITA) led eOman, which is affiliated to the Ministry of National Economy, will create an effective government-community-citizen infrastructure that provides better public services to people, resulting in a meaningful information flow between the government and citizens.