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MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 06/04/2014
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(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Investors can have their trade licences renewed either through the smart application ?business in dubai? on iphones ipads and android devices or by logging on to the ded?s website

Almost 98 per cent of brl services are now accessible through smart applications. — supplied photo

The department of economic development or ded has announced that the trade licence renewal process in dubai will go “smart” effective april 14 in line with the dubai smart government initiative intended to transform dubai into the smartest city in the world.

Investors can have their trade licences renewed either through the smart application “business in dubai” on iphones ipads and android devices or by logging on to the ded’s website. the ded service centres across dubai will also continue to provide trade licence renewal services but all ded branches will stop manual processing of such transactions effective april 14.

With the trade licence renewal process going smart the ded has taken another significant step in enhancing the ease of doing business in dubai and demonstrating its commitment to the dubai smart government. businessmen and investors will now be able to save considerable amount of time and effort as their trade licences can be renewed with the push of a button.

Mohammed shaal al saadi chief executive officer of the business registration & licencing (brl) sector at the ded said customers can now choos to renew their licenses through the smart application or at the service centres that are fully equipped to take care of investor needs.

“we are very proud to announce this transformation to a smarter way of serving our customers and thereby demonstrate our commitment to the vision of his highness shaikh mohammed bin rashid al maktoum vice-president and prime minister of the uae and ruler of dubai. this will provide us an additional competitive edge and bring us to the forefront of globally adopted technologies” he said.

Al saadi stated that almost 98 per cent of the brl services are now accessible through smart applications. “the ded has a network of service centres conveniently located in various parts of the city. meanwhile we will also continue to bring more services to the smart services platform as we are committed to dubai’s vision of sustainable economic development and integrating the latest technology in our service delivery” added al saadi.

The smart dubai initiative aims to transform dubai into the smartest city in the world through 100 targeted initiatives and 1000 smart services which will improve quality of living in dubai. the initiative will focus on six areas — smart economy smart living smart transportation smart governance smart environment and smart generation — largely based on three main themes which are communication integrity and cooperation. abdulbasit?khaleejtimes.com


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