Samson: Trade and Communications discuss the implementation of the digital economy project
The Ministry of Trade held its second meeting with the Ministry of Communications to discuss the implementation of the joint cooperation agreement for the electronic transformation project (digital economy), to link all departments and companies of the ministry to a unified data center at the ministry’s headquarters.
This was confirmed by Mohamed Hanoun Karim, Director General of the Commercial and Financial Supervision Department at the Ministry, where he indicated that “during the meeting, the most important basic axes of the electronic transformation project were discussed, as well as the stages of project completion, as this requires establishing the infrastructure that suits the conditions of digital work in all institutions of the ministry.”
Noting that “through this project, the headquarters of the Ministry’s formations will be linked between them, as well as linking each formation with its sites spread in Baghdad and the governorates, which will facilitate the completion of the work in a transparent manner and will also save a lot of time and effort for the employee and references to the departments and companies of the ministry at the same time.”
Stressing the importance of expediting the completion of the project, as it facilitates the work of most of the ministry’s institutions, as well as simplifying procedures in the transaction management system at the companies’ registrar department, as well as everything related to the ration card file management system and the operations management system in the department of foreign economic relations, specifically with regard to commercial attaches abroad.
On his part, Yasser Amer, Director of Communication Services at the Ministry of Communications, said, “It was agreed with the Ministry of Trade to start working on the digital transformation system at the ministry’s headquarters, and it was also agreed to define joint committees between the two sides, leading to a draft contract for the project, where a work plan will be developed to develop a working paper. And in a final form between the two sides.”
Adding that “this step comes within the ministerial platform voted by the House of Representatives in the Iraqi government and as mentioned in the third item (paragraph 7 and 10) thereof, which stipulated the necessity of digital transformation and automation for state ministries, in addition to the support provided by the 22 committee in the General Secretariat to head Ministers”.
It is worth noting that “there is a joint cooperation agreement signed between the ministers of commerce and communications for cooperation between the two ministries regarding the automation of all the work of the ministry, in addition to the general budget, item 19, which authorized the ministers to establish investment projects to increase revenues.” LINK
MilitiaMan: Get ready to be digital with a new system in place that will provide transparency. They say it is for a digital economy. Well, the last I checked the IQD is to be very big part of that equation. The taxes and tariffs at the borders will be digitized, block chain oriented. Just as they new IQD will be with the new print they talk about that will replace the 10k, 25k and 50k notes. There is change on the horizon and they will monitor it all along the way, 6 layers deep.. imo.. Look at the money at stake.. This country is about to explode in value. imo ~ MM