RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's industrial sector is set to see closer integration of its digital platforms and the development of new online products thanks to an agreement between the Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources and the Digital Government Authority.
Under the deal, the MIMR will provide advisory support regarding decisions and regulations related to digital transformation and digital government work in order to enable the ministry to activate all industrial sector services, according to the Saudi Press Agency.
Moreover, the Digital Government Authority will also be transferring knowledge and experience in the field of digital transformation, as we all offer help to implement and complete pending works.
The agreement was signed by the Undersecretary of the MIMR for digital transformation, Muhammad bin Muhanna Al-Muhanna, and the Deputy Governor of the Digital Government Authority for Business and Digital Transformation, Yasser bin Faleh Al-Shammari.
Also present at the signing were the Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources, Bandar bin Ibrahim Al-Khorayef, and the Governor of the Digital Government Authority, Ahmed bin Muhammad Al-Soyan.
The new agreement will also back the digital transformation plan for the industrial sector by activating the concept of comprehensive government, developing the customer experience journey, and offering joint digital products that cater to the sector.
The new agreement is projected to contribute to improving the experience of beneficiaries and investors in the industrial sector as well as raise the efficiency of spending on digital businesses.
As worldwide business leaders integrate automation and digitalization into their strategies, the Kingdom has been calling for local initiatives to drive digital transformation into its economy.
As the world adopted digital strategies after the pandemic saw a shift in how people interacted, Saudi Arabia worked to establish a framework for digital transformation in sectors including finance, commerce, logistics and information technology.
A three-phase action plan, the Smart Government Strategy which aims to create a new seamless government experience for beneficiaries by 2024, is now in its final stage.