The Abu Dhabi Council for Economic Development (ADCED) has linked its ?Sharaka? initiative to the Abu Dhabi government?s services system (TAMM), as part of the continuing efforts to improve the government?s smart services, enhance its partnership with the private sector, and build a flourishing local business environment
Saif Mohamed Al Hajeri, chairman of ADCED, said, ?Implemented in response to the directives of HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, the ?Sharaka? initiative aims to support the growth of the private sector and enhance the ease of doing business in Abu Dhabi. The initiative underscores our commitment to helping unify government services to bring happiness to the people and assist investors in their activities as we strive to modernize the business environment in Abu Dhabi.?
Al Hajeri added that the Abu Dhabi government?s ongoing campaigns to enhance the business environment in the capital are aligned with the Abu Dhabi Government Accelerators Programme ?Ghadan 21?. By linking ?Sharaka? platform to ?TAMM?, ADCED will be able to form a direct and reliable communication system between government entities and the private sector in a bid to protect their rights, ensure payment of dues, and enhance collaboration among relevant authorities in Abu Dhabi.
Dr Rauda Al Saadi, director general of Abu Dhabi Smart Solutions and Services Authority (ADSSSA), said that Abu Dhabi continues to be at the forefront of digital transformation process under the guidance and unwavering support of the country?s wise leaders, who envision a globally competitive and innovation- and knowledge-driven local economy. She emphasised the importance of collaboration between government entities as one of ADSSSA?s core pillars in the implementation of Abu Dhabi?s digital transformation strategy and in further strengthening Abu Dhabi?s digital infrastructure.
Al Saadi added, ?In partnership with government entities concerned in Abu Dhabi, we will continue to develop and deliver seamless, proactive, and highly efficient government services on top of our ongoing endeavours to help build an investor-friendly environment in the capital, in line with the objectives of ?Ghadan21?.?
The ?Sharaka? initiative aims at building a trusted communication mechanism based on the concepts of transparency, responsiveness, and constructive dialogue by implementing a set of criteria that ensures appropriate and timely billing and settlement of payments. To boost the business environment in the emirate, ?Sharaka? is now working towards becoming a platform that moderates interaction and facilitates communication such as comments, complaints, and suggestions between the public and the private sectors.
?TAMM? embodies the Abu Dhabi government?s vision to enhance government performance and provide technology-driven services to all citizens, residents, visitors, and investors. TAMM is a single platform that provides access to all government services in Abu Dhabi. Accessible anytime, anywhere, the platform provides an easy and convenient experience to encourage investors, entrepreneurs, and companies seeking to establish their businesses in the emirate.
It is noteworthy that the Abu Dhabi Executive Council issued recently instructions to all government entities to pay suppliers within 30 days of receipt of invoices. The decision is an important step towards improving the competitiveness level of the local business environment and attracting more foreign investments to Abu Dhabi.
The decision emphasises the government?s commitment towards promoting a public-private partnership to establish a competitive and investment-friendly environment and promote a myriad of local economic opportunities. The government?s vision is to make Abu Dhabi an influential economic power at the regional and global levels.