Bahrain: National System ‘Tawasul’ Wins Informatics Award

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The National suggestions and complaints system (Tawasul) has won His Highness Shaikh Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah Informatics Award.

Bahrain swooped the prize among ten other Arab informatics projects which were announced winners of the 19th edition of the prize.

Award steering committee chief Bassam Al-Shemmari said at a news conference that ten Arab States won the prize, including seven enterprises in the public sector. Two Arab countries swooped the award for the private sector, while the last one went to the civil society.

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In the public sector, the UAE won three awards for its enterprise “basher” (begin) affiliated to the communication authority, “Tamm” (accomplished) of Abu Dhabi digital authority and “police station in your phone” of the Ministry of Interior.

Other winners in the public sector were Saudi Arabia which bagged two prizes for the enterprise “the citizen account” of the Ministry of Labor and Social Development and “rasd” of the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA). Qatar won a prize for the enterprise, “aoun” (solidarity) of the Ministry of Municipality and Environment.

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As to the private sector, Al-Shemmari said Jordan earned the award for “cyber translator for .”sign language,” Egypt for “plants of cyber sciences “and Palestine for “sofoof The award total value stands at USD 200,000, equally distributed among the winners, at a rate of USD 20,000 for each winner. The winners will be honoured at a ceremony under Amiri patronization in November.

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