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 IT Role for Achieving Sustainable Development

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The Role of IT in Achieving the the Sustainable Development Goals

The Role of IT in Achieving the the Sustainable Development Goals

Information technology in general, and e-services and communication technologies in particular play an active role in establishing the concept of sustainable development. Technology has led to strengthening research and development activities, improving the performance of government and private institutions, and developing new administrative and institutional centres such as smart cities and technology incubators and accelerators. It also stimulates economic growth and employment which leads to poverty reduction, and sets plans and programs aimed at transforming towards information society and achieving the ambitious goals of the National Transformation Program. Moreover, such modern technology has contributed to provide information, accessibility and respond to citizens' inquiries, which has helped to improve the services provided by the ministry and thus improve productivity in order to achieve the comprehensive goals of sustainable development. 

With such insignificant strides made in the technical field and electronic transaction, the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture has provided a modern technical infrastructure and launched e-services. This indicates its commitment to achieve the strategic objectives of National Transformation Program 2020 that focuses on effective digital transformation and increasing the number of e-services provided to citizens.

The attention given by Department of Information Technology in the ministry to these desired objectives led to the following achievements:
Developing a set of e-Government services by applying the latest global technologies and focusing on expanding the concept of service excellence.
Providing e-services and simplifying the usage procedures by establishing a unified service window through the ministry's e-portal.
Activating the e-Government Program by adopting comprehensive transformation methods in the application of e-government services and providing advanced services.
Developing the infrastructure to support the e-transition plan for the ministry's systems and services and building a comprehensive database to be shared with other government agencies.
The ministry's e-services applies the best global practices and simplify the procedures of such e-services to be accessible to users, and to improve the efficiency of the work.
An overview of some e-services provided in several fields and their role in achieving the objectives of sustainable development:

Service
service Description
Impact on Sustainable Development 

Issuing Water Drilling LicenseThis service allows beneficiaries (Individuals, government entities, companies) to apply for issuing a license for dug wells and drilled wells.​
 

Economic dimension:
Improving government services through the application of best international practices in this field.
Enable easy access to Ministry's services for users and establishing a unified hub for all services provided.
Activating the e-government program and adopting a comprehensive approach to service delivery in accordance with Saudi Vision 2030.
Reducing costs by reducing paper consumption.
Raising the efficiency and effectiveness of government agencies and focusing on the satisfaction of the recipients of government services.


Environmental dimension:
Conserving water, making use of it as a national wealth, and reducing water waste.
Managing strategic groundwater reserve for sustainable development and preventing its depletion.
Reducing paper consumption and preserving natural resources.


Social dimension:
Reducing burden on the Ministry by minimising workload and distributing roles and responsibilities.
Facilitating procedures for the citizens to save time and efforts.
Enhancing cooperation among government authorities to update and maintain quality of data.
Developing technology tools to accelerate work completion rate and save time.
Raising the quality of life in Saudi Arabia.
 
Updating Water Well Drilling License

This service allows applicants to update information of the application submitted for water well drilling license.
Economic dimension:
Improving government services through the application of best international practices in this field.
Enable easy access to Ministry's services for users and establishing a unified hub for all services provided.
Activating the e-government program and adopting a comprehensive approach to service delivery in accordance with Saudi Vision 2030.
Reducing costs by reducing paper consumption.
Raising the efficiency and effectiveness of government agencies and focusing on the satisfaction of the recipients of government services.

Environmental dimension:
Conserving water, making use of it as a national wealth, and reducing water waste.
Managing strategic groundwater reserve for sustainable development and preventing its depletion.
Reducing paper consumption and preserving natural resources.


Social dimension:
Reducing burden on the Ministry by minimising workload and distributing roles and responsibilities.
Facilitating procedures for the citizens to save time and efforts.
Enhancing cooperation among government authorities to update and maintain quality of data.
Developing technology tools to accelerate work completion rate and save time.
Raising the quality of life in Saudi Arabia.
Renewal of Water Well Drilling LicensThis service allows beneficiaries (Individuals, government entities, companies) to apply for renewing expired drilled wells drilling license or dug well drilling license 

Economic dimension:
Improving government services through the application of best international practices in this field.
Enable easy access to Ministry's services for users and establishing a unified hub for all services provided.
Activating the e-government program and adopting a comprehensive approach to service delivery in accordance with Saudi Vision 2030.
Reducing costs by reducing paper consumption.
Raising the efficiency and effectiveness of government agencies and focusing on the satisfaction of the recipients of government services.

Environmental dimension:
Conserving water, making use of it as a national wealth, and reducing water waste.
Managing strategic groundwater reserve for sustainable development and preventing its depletion.
Reducing paper consumption and preserving natural resources.


Social dimension:
Reducing burden on the Ministry by minimising workload and distributing roles and responsibilities.
Facilitating procedures for the citizens to save time and efforts.
Enhancing cooperation among government authorities to update and maintain quality of data.
Developing technology tools to accelerate work completion rate and save time.
Raising the quality of life in Saudi Arabia.
serving natural resources.

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Inquiry about Water Well Drilling License Applications This service allows applicants to inquire about application submitted for issuance water well drilling license license ​

Economic dimension:
Improving government services through the application of best international practices in this field.
Enable easy access to Ministry's services for users and establishing a unified hub for all services provided.
Activating the e-government program and adopting a comprehensive approach to service delivery in accordance with Saudi Vision 2030.
Reducing costs by reducing paper consumption.
Raising the efficiency and effectiveness of government agencies and focusing on the satisfaction of the recipients of government services.

Environmental dimension:
Conserving water, making use of it as a national wealth, and reducing water waste.
Managing strategic groundwater reserve for sustainable development and preventing its depletion.
Reducing paper consumption and preserving natural resources.


Social dimension:
Reducing burden on the Ministry by minimising workload and distributing roles and responsibilities.
Facilitating procedures for the citizens to save time and efforts.
Enhancing cooperation among government authorities to update and maintain quality of data.
Developing technology tools to accelerate work completion rate and save time.
Raising the quality of life in Saudi Arabia.

Issuing License for Contractors of  Drilling Drilled Wells
This service allows contractors to apply for issuing License for Contractors of Drilling Drilled Wells
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Economic dimension:
Improving government services through the application of best international practices in this field.
Enable easy access to Ministry's services for users and establishing a unified hub for all services provided.
Activating the e-government program and adopting a comprehensive approach to service delivery in accordance with Saudi Vision 2030.
Reducing costs by reducing paper consumption.
Raising the efficiency and effectiveness of government agencies and focusing on the satisfaction of the recipients of government services.

Environmental dimension:
Conserving water, making use of it as a national wealth, and reducing water waste.
Managing strategic groundwater reserve for sustainable development and preventing its depletion.
Reducing paper consumption and preserving natural resources.


Social dimension:
Reducing burden on the Ministry by minimising workload and distributing roles and responsibilities.
Facilitating procedures for the citizens to save time and efforts.
Enhancing cooperation among government authorities to update and maintain quality of data.
Developing technology tools to accelerate work completion rate and save time.
Raising the quality of life in Saudi Arabia.

ssuing License for Contractors of  Drilling Dug Wells
This service allows contractors to apply for issuing License for Contractors of  Drilling Dug Wells

Economic dimension:
Improving government services through the application of best international practices in this field.
Enable easy access to Ministry's services for users and establishing a unified hub for all services provided.
Activating the e-government program and adopting a comprehensive approach to service delivery in accordance with Saudi Vision 2030.
Reducing costs by reducing paper consumption.
Raising the efficiency and effectiveness of government agencies and focusing on the satisfaction of the recipients of government services.

Environmental dimension:
Conserving water, making use of it as a national wealth, and reducing water waste.
Managing strategic groundwater reserve for sustainable development and preventing its depletion.
Reducing paper consumption and preserving natural resources.


Social dimension:
Reducing burden on the Ministry by minimising workload and distributing roles and responsibilities.
Facilitating procedures for the citizens to save time and efforts.
Enhancing cooperation among government authorities to update and maintain quality of data.
Developing technology tools to accelerate work completion rate and save time.
Raising the quality of life in Saudi Arabia.
Updating of License for Contractors of Drilling Drilled Wells
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 This service allows contractors to update details of application submitted for issuing License for Contractors of Drilling Drilled Wells
Economic dimension:
Improving government services through the application of best international practices in this field.
Enable easy access to Ministry's services for users and establishing a unified hub for all services provided.
Activating the e-government program and adopting a comprehensive approach to service delivery in accordance with Saudi Vision 2030.
Reducing costs by reducing paper consumption.
Raising the efficiency and effectiveness of government agencies and focusing on the satisfaction of the recipients of government services.


Environmental dimension:
Conserving water, making use of it as a national wealth, and reducing water waste.
Managing strategic groundwater reserve for sustainable development and preventing its depletion.
Reducing paper consumption and preserving natural resources.


Social dimension:
Reducing burden on the Ministry by minimising workload and distributing roles and responsibilities.
Facilitating procedures for the citizens to save time and efforts.
Enhancing cooperation among government authorities to update and maintain quality of data.
Developing technology tools to accelerate work completion rate and save time.
Raising the quality of life in Saudi Arabia.
 
Updating of License for Contractors of Drilling Dug WellsUpdating of License for Contractors of Drilling Dug Wells 

Economic dimension:
Improving government services through the application of best international practices in this field.
Enable easy access to Ministry's services for users and establishing a unified hub for all services provided.
Activating the e-government program and adopting a comprehensive approach to service delivery in accordance with Saudi Vision 2030.
Reducing costs by reducing paper consumption.
Raising the efficiency and effectiveness of government agencies and focusing on the satisfaction of the recipients of government services.

Environmental dimension:
Conserving water, making use of it as a national wealth, and reducing water waste.
Managing strategic groundwater reserve for sustainable development and preventing its depletion.
Reducing paper consumption and preserving natural resources.


Social dimension:
Reducing burden on the Ministry by minimising workload and distributing roles and responsibilities.
Facilitating procedures for the citizens to save time and efforts.
Enhancing cooperation among government authorities to update and maintain quality of data.
Developing technology tools to accelerate work completion rate and save time.
Raising the quality of life in Saudi Arabia.

Renewal Application for License for Contractors of Drilling Drilled Wells

This service allows contractors to renew License for Contractors of Drilling Drilled Wells

Economic dimension:
Improving government services through the application of best international practices in this field.
Enable easy access to Ministry's services for users and establishing a unified hub for all services provided.
Activating the e-government program and adopting a comprehensive approach to service delivery in accordance with Saudi Vision 2030.
Reducing costs by reducing paper consumption.
Raising the efficiency and effectiveness of government agencies and focusing on the satisfaction of the recipients of government services.

Environmental dimension:
Conserving water, making use of it as a national wealth, and reducing water waste.
Managing strategic groundwater reserve for sustainable development and preventing its depletion.
Reducing paper consumption and preserving natural resources.


Social dimension:
Reducing burden on the Ministry by minimising workload and distributing roles and responsibilities.
Facilitating procedures for the citizens to save time and efforts.
Enhancing cooperation among government authorities to update and maintain quality of data.
Developing technology tools to accelerate work completion rate and save time.
Raising the quality of life in Saudi Arabia.
















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