e-Government survey in Bahrain targets businessmen

Authorities are hoping to gauge the private sector's expectations of the new e-Government initiative through a survey for businessmen available online.


The survey, prepared by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) was presented to a limited number of private sector representatives at a meeting at the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI). CIO programme management office head Maher Al Khan said that the organisation was interested to find out what the private sector considered its priorities. He said that the e-Government should be up and running within three years, including perhaps a call centre and mobile Internet, depending on the results of the survey. Some services, such as CR renewals, paying off traffic violations and unemployment registration, already exist online at a very advanced level, while others still need to be developed. The aim is to eventually turn it into a one-stop-shop for all government services to be inter-related, so that one online application covers the requirements of other ministries as well.