A Two-Day Forum The Ajman Municipality and Planning Department Celebrates GIS Day

November 13, 2018

The Ajman Municipality and Planning Department celebrated GIS Day, falling on November 13 of each year, through the launch of a Forum that brought together all government departments and private sector institutions to highlight the great importance and significant role of geographic information.

At the outset of the Forum, Dr. Eng. Mohammed Ahmed bin Omair Al Muhairi, affirmed that the Ajman Municipality and Planning Department, under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of Ajman Municipality and Planning Department, and the constant follow-up of His Excellency Abdulrahman Al Nuaimi, is always keen to serve as a government platform, bringing together all local and federal departments and private sector institutions to celebrate together important events highlighting all aspects of life.

In this respect, he pointed out that all entities are gathered here today under one umbrella to identify the importance of data and information, especially in light of the huge technological development, which has made information systems a science of a great importance and potential that evolves day after day, thus providing accurate, confidential and important information ideally serving decision makers. Furthermore, he affirmed that everyone is aware that the UAE has now become a pioneer of progressive development and evolution, requiring them to always get ready and intensify all efforts exerted in order to meet the requirements, identify current needs, keep up with today’s developments, and get ready to shape a better future for all.

Dr. Eng. Mohammed Ahmed bin Omair Al Muhairi also said that the Ajman Municipality and Planning Department and its strategy constitute an integral part of our developed country. To that end, the GIS Division was established to play a fundamental and pivotal role serving all the Department sectors alike and highlighting its great importance at the local and international levels. In this respect, the Department has provided important information in the urban development field, and has helped decision-makers choose the right locations in the planning, environmental and service areas.

During the first day of the Forum, many events and various activities were held, including the showcase of the GIS Division achievements, as well as an overview of the Ajman Government Portal, aimed at connecting partners electronically and introducing the attendees to the Department divisions and projects that contributed to the development of the Emirate of Ajman in accordance with modern scientific standards.



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