Sheikh Hamdan urges the authorities to digitally deliver all services by 2021

Sheikh Hamdan urges the authorities to digitally deliver all services by 2021

23 Oct 2019
By Ahlanlive.com

Save trees, save paper

The Crown Prince of Dubai, popularly known as Fazza, is pushing government departments to start delivering all services online and use less paper over the next two years. 

He highlighted the efforts of the authorities to fulfill the virtual push to save one billion pieces of paper each year and hoped that much more could be achieved.

Sheikh Hamdan lauded the success of the Dubai Paperless Strategy on Twitter. 

He encouraged all government departments to make every effort to work towards an initiative that aims to reduce waste and completely stop using paper by 2021.

Paperless driving has already started in 2018, making life much more comfortable for everyone and freeing up about 40 hours a year by freeing the need to visit the traditional service centers.

To date, a total of 88 government services have now provided services to the public through an online application rather than paperwork in 15 separate entities across Dubai.

Sheikh Hamdan thanks the 15 entities such as Dubai Land Department, The Roads and Transport Auhority and Dubai police who have supported the Dubai Paperless Strategy since day 1.

After 2021, the government entities will no longer demand paper documents from customers for any payment in line with the Dubai Paperless Strategy.

Government employees will also have to stop processing paperwork or any kind of internal support.