Thu, 01 July 2021
Transactions generated through various eService channels exceeded BHD100 million during the first quarter of 2021, soaring 173% compared to the same period last year in 2020, Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) Deputy CE of Electronic Transformation, Dr. Zakareya Ahmed AlKhajah revealed.
“The exceptional growth recorded during Q1 was the result of early investment in the Kingdom’s digital infrastructure and the deployment of advanced technologies, as well as partnerships between the public and private sectors,” said Dr. Alkhajah.
The results, announced in a Q1 2021 report, showed a major spike in the performance of digital channels and services, in line with the Government’s digital transformation efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. The report also revealed an increase in the number of visits to the National Portal bahrain.bh, topping 3,570,000, an 83% rise. There were also over 850,000 online financial transactions conducted, an 87% surge. Twenty-three eServices were launched during quarter one, with 18 currently in development and 45 expected to be launched soon in partnership with other government entities before year end.