Posted on October 31, 2019

The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) signed a total of 6 new contracts with local and international specialized companies to implement a package of development projects in the ICT sector in the country serving the national digital transformation drive. The contracts were inked today on the sidelines of the Qatar Information Technology and Communication Conference and Exhibition (QITCOM 2019).

The signing of the new contracts, comes as part of the ministry's keenness to develop the telecommunications, information technology and security sectors, enhance the efficiency of technological and information infrastructure, and implement government plans and programs. E-mail, and launch more awareness campaigns on the importance of securing information and data for all users, to reach the building of a knowledge society based on the digital economy and enable the desired digital future,  as well as to implement the state directives on supporting the private sector, and introduce it in a phase Developing real operational processes that contribute to enhancing the localization of expertise and technology used, to make it an essential asset in the national economy, and to engage it in the development renaissance in order to achieve Qatar's National Vision 2030.

The ministry has signed one contract with Gulf Business Machines (GBM) for the preparation of the national laboratory for testing ICT system, the ministry also signed two other contracts with Malomatia company, related to Qatar Government Contact Center and Department of E-Government Tenders. The contracts included four agreements with Mannai Trading Company WLL related to the Oracle Agreement for Unlimited Licenses "2019-2022" and the government portal. They also included another contract with Soft Path Technologies to improve the quality of digital services provided via the e-Government portal.

On this occasion, Ms. Mai Ahmed Al Buainain, Director of Finance and Administration at the Ministry of Transport and Communications, said: "There is no doubt that the signing of the new contracts at QITCOM 2019 reflects the ministry's keenness to apply the principle of justice and transparency in the bidding process that is being held," said Ms. May Ahmed Al Buainin, Director of Finance and Management at the Ministry of Communications. "In addition to being a clear demonstration of the ministry's confidence and belief in the role of SMEs and their ability to make tangible progress, it will contribute to supporting the process of digital transformation in the country."

"The awarding of new contracts to specialized companies comprising in line with the Ministry's vision to support plans to develop the sectors of cybersecurity, information technology, and the digital community, in addition to keenness. The Ministry is implementing the state directives in strengthening the role of the local private sector as the main driver of economic growth”.

 Held under the title: "Safe Smart Cities”, the fifth edition of QITCOM aims to support Qatar’s ICT sector given its key role in thrusting economic growth and promoting sustainable development in line with Qatar's quest of a knowledge-based economy and a digital future.