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Saudi Vision 2030, Itimad, Mohammed al-Jadaan, National Transformation Program 2020, Ahmad al-Souyan | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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View shows the King Abdullah Financial District, north of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, March 1, 2017. Picture taken March 1, 2017. (Reuters)

Riyadh – Saudi Finance Minister Mohammed al-Jadaan inaugurated the Itimad portal for governmental e-services, under the framework of Saudi Vision 2030, to empower governmental bodies to implement their Vision projects, starting from National Transformation Program 2020.

Itimad e-portal services are available for 79 governmental parties, 18 offices (responsible for achieving the vision) and the administrations of following up transactions and budget in the Ministry of Finance.

Jadaan lauded the significance of Itimad since it falls under the digital transformation of all governmental transactions and reinforces fruitful and effective communication among ministries and bodies concerned in executing the projects of Saudi Vision 2030 and National Transformation Program 2020.

Furthermore, the e-services of this portal contribute in effective spending. They also help save time and reduce administrative and procedural effort between the Ministry of Finance and beneficiaries, which would make speed up procedures and yield better results.

Ahmad al-Souyan, the ministry’s deputy for technical and development affairs, said: “Itimad is a digital platform to provide several financial electronic services.”

He added that the ministry is on a mission to expand digital services and issue new licenses to empower governmental bodies and the private sector towards reaching the goals of Saudi Vision 2030.