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TRA hosts delegation from Ministry of Infrastructure Development


Officials during the meeting.

Business Bureau, Gulf Today

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) received a visiting delegation from the Ministry of Infrastructure Development, which included a number of the Ministry employees. The visit aims to identify best practices in the financial management and administrative affairs of TRA.

The delegation reviewed the best practices of TRA in warehouse and inventory management, best practices in asset and property management, electronic systems used for warehouse management, asset tracking and inventory, destruction and recycling mechanisms, KPIs to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of warehouse and property management, and procedures expenditure saving.

On this visit, Mohammad Al Kitbi, Director of Administration Affairs Department, said: “”TRA has adopted a number of updated strategies and plans that have contributed to accelerating the work, improving operational efficiency and improving asset management. TRA has also benefited from national expertise and competencies, empowered human resources and optimized the available resources. This has led TRA to winning the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Government Excellence Award for best federal entity with less than 500 employees. TRA has endeavored to share its successful experience with all government entities in order to achieve integration at the level of systems, databases, knowledge and expertise as a major step into the age of Artificial Intelligence and smart cities in an efficient manner that achieves the desired goals.”

He stressed that TRA welcomes all government delegations wishing to know more about the management experience of TRA, which is reflects positively on the achievement of the National Agenda. He added: “TRA welcomes all meetings with government entities, whether for learning about the experience of TRA or exchanging of experiences and knowledge.

The visit of the delegation of the Ministry of Infrastructure Development today comes in this context, as it reflects the spirit of cooperation and coordination between TRA and other governmental and private entities, in line with the directives of the wise leadership, and it contributes to achieving the UAE 2021 and the objectives of the National Agenda.”

TRA has been awarded Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Government Excellence Award for best federal entity with less than 500 employees. Moreover, It has won Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Government Excellence Award in 2017 in the National Agenda and enablers categories. TRA has received many ISO certificates in the areas of business continuity, quality management system, environmental management system, information management and security system, health and safety, energy management.

TRA was established in the UAE according to the Federal Law by Decree No. 3 of 2003.

The role of TRA focuses on two fields: regulating the telecommunications sector, and enabling government entities in the field of smart transformation, as well as promoting cyber security in order to preserve the society’s safety and enhance its happiness and wellbeing.

In regulation, TRA role focuses on ensuring excellent telecom services, developing the ICT sector, protecting the stakeholders’ interests, implementing relevant policy and regulatory frameworks, developing human resources and promoting research and development, in order to ensure that the UAE has a leading regional and global position in the ICT sector.

In enablement, TRA is responsible for the mGovernment according to the Law No. 3 of 2011. Since then, TRA has been responsible for digital transformation in the Federal Government through two strategic goals: enhancing smart lifestyle and leadership in smart technological infrastructure in the UAE.

Last week the Ajman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) and the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) discussed the ways to enhance the cooperation in the UAE Hackathon and to optimally make use of its benefits during a meeting held at the Chamber’s premises. Among the attendees were Jamila Kajour, Director of Franchise Development Department at Ajman Chamber and Amal Ismail, project director at the UAE Hackathon-TRA.

During the meeting, the attendees were briefed on the objectives of the UAE Hakathon and its role in providing the opportunity for young people to use open data to innovate and find innovative ideas and solutions to various challenges in all sectors serving the public and private sectors.

Jamila Kajour stressed the importance of the UAE Hackathon and its community role in providing ideas and innovative technological applications that support the various economic, tourism, educational, health and other sectors. She also pointed out that Ajman Chamber would strive to support and connect entrepreneurs with businessmen and investors until their ideas become real projects on the ground.

She pointed out that innovative entrepreneurs could benefit from Regis Business Incubator located in the Ajman Chamber’s premises. It provides office solutions for entrepreneurs with a stimulating environment for their business and project development, she added.

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