(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) In an effort to support Oman's eGovernment and eTransformation plans, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) has signed an agreement with Nortal Gulf, a company from Estonia, to develop the ministry's One-Stop Shop (OSS) project.
The OSS project will offer SMEs, businessmen and investors with electronic services including commercial name availability, reservation and registration, providing a window for single entry via the Internet to access government information and services and providing an appropriate degree of flexibility with regard to the place, time and method of interaction in the provision of services accessible through various channels.
The project is to be implemented over two years with six key milestones and will involve launching over 66 eServices, which address all aspects related to carrying out business activities in Oman, available through mobile applications and website.
H E Dr Ali al Sunaidy, Minister of Commerce & Industry and chairman of Information Technology Authority (ITA), signed the agreement with Peeter Smitt, MD of Nortal Gulf, in the presence of officials and representatives from the public and private sectors.
Nortal Gulf also signed agreements with four Omani SMEs to allocate ten per cent of the OSS project, as was dictated in His Majesty the Sultan's directives at the SME Symposium held earlier this year.
The eServices of government entities will be enhanced as part of the project. These entities are: Royal Oman Police, Ministry of Manpower, Muscat Municipality, Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ministry of Environment, Secretariat General of Taxation, and Capital Markets Authority.
''The OSS project has been evolving for quite some time now and is currently in its third phase. Today we have eight government agencies come together under one platform to make sure that they interact with the others using one window,'' said H E Sunaidy.