Municipal, Rural Affairs Ministry Wins Arab Region’s Outstanding Government Achievement Award 2018

Riyadh, Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has won the Outstanding Government Achievement Award for the Year 2018, for the interactive platform, dedicated for the Arab region.

Commenting on the achievement, the Assistant Minister for Planning and Development, Dr. Ghanem bin Al-Humaidi Al-Mohammadi, who is also General Supervisor of the Municipal Information Center, said that the Ministry's winning of the award is a culmination of the efforts exerted by the Ministry's employees, which fall in line with the directives of our wise government led by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and HRH the Crown Prince, in addition to the continuous follow-up by the Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs and keenness to provide the best of services to the citizens.

The move will improve Saudi ranking on the World Bank Group's Doing Business Report, he added, pointing out that the award aims to motivate Arab governments to provide the best of services to the public, both citizens as well as residents.

He also stated that the award was delivered, during a ceremony held recently, in Dubai.

Recently launched Interactive Platform on the net, by the ministry, would allow presentation of proposals and discussions on municipal projects, evaluation of municipal services, and voting on municipal drafts., he announced

Establishment of the interactive platform addressed the absence of means and effective communication channels between the municipal sector services and beneficiaries, males and females, alike, in order to eventually realize the principle of community participation and contribute to the development of the principle of transparency, in the municipal sector and enhance the principle of partnership between the municipal sector and the beneficiaries by providing different means of interaction, that enable the beneficiary to evaluate services, participate in decision-making and provide the platform with fresh ideas and solution suggestions.

Source: Saudi Press Agency