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MCIT joins hands with Presidency of Two Holy Mosques to scale up technical services

06 Jan 2019
MCIT joins hands with Presidency of Two Holy Mosques to scale up technical services
MCIT joins hands with Presidency of Two Holy Mosques to scale up technical services
MCIT joins hands with Presidency of Two Holy Mosques to scale up technical services

In order to provide more advanced technical and digital services for the visitors of the Two Holy Mosques, the General Presidency of The Grand Mosque and The Prophet's Mosque signed a collaboration agreement with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), in the presence of His Excellency Sheikh Dr. Abdurrahman Al-Sudais, President-General of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet's Mosque, and His Excellency Eng. Abdullah Al-Swaha, Minister of Communications and Information Technology.

The agreement focuses on establishing a strong partnership between the Presidency and the Ministry, developing the digital infrastructure, creating an electronic work environment, and utilizing the emerging technologies such as AI, IoT and VR.

His Excellency Dr. Al-Sudais stated that the agreement is the result of constructive collaboration between the Presidency and the Ministry in the development of technical transactions to serve the Two Holy Mosques and to achieve Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030. He pointed out that this agreement is the most important agreement signed by the Presidency and represents a shift in the services provided for the visitors of the Two Holy Mosques.

In addition, Dr. Al-Sudais said that modern technology is an urgent necessity in developing the work procedures in a manner that contributes greatly to the development of the work ecosystem and keeping abreast of all that is new in technology and information systems to serve the Two Holy Mosques and their visitors. He added that the Presidency has been proactive in technical transformation through its initiative ‘Paperless Presidency’ and in taking advantage of the electronic shift and smart applications, stressing that the agreement is a breakthrough for advancement and modernization in the ecosystem of smart services provided by the Presidency.

Al-Sudais prayed for Allah to bless the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and His Highness the Crown Prince for supporting and harnessing all the potentials of the Presidency to perform its role in serving the guests of Allah, hajjis and Umrah performers. He also thanked His Excellency Eng. Abdullah Al-Swaha for his support to this agreement.

Afterwards, a video was shown about the services provided by the Presidency in the Two Holy Mosques since 56 years.

For his part, Eng. Al-Swaha said that the ministry seeks to activate and support technology in the Two Holy Mosques through this agreement with the Presidency and to boost the digital transformation to serve the Guests of Allah. He indicated that the digital infrastructure in the Two Holy Mosques is among the best in the world, adding that in the last Hajj season the Ministry launched the ‘Smart Hajj’ initiative with a number of mobile applications, mainly ‘Sehha’ App. He noted that at present the Guests of Allah could access doctors anywhere in the Holy Places.

Al-Swaha said that the agreement would establish an institutional framework and transfer knowledge and innovation, and would raise the efficiency of staff and the work system in an integrated manner. In conclusion, he called for concerted efforts of both parties to deliver the agreement successfully.

Finally, Dr. Al-Sudais honored Eng. Al-Swaha and his accompanying delegation for the efforts exerted by the MCIT for the success of this agreement.

Ministry of ICT Minister of ICT Presidency of Two Holy Mosques Vision 2030 Guests of Allah AI IoT Smart Hajj

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