ADCED's ‘Sharaka’ Platform Linked to Abu Dhabi Government’s ‘TAMM’

Press release
Published May 2nd, 2019 - 06:55 GMT

The Abu Dhabi Council for Economic Development (ADCED) announced that its ‘Sharaka’ initiative has been linked to the Abu Dhabi Government’s services system (TAMM), as part of the continuing efforts to improve the government’s smart services, enhance its partnership with the private sector, and build a flourishing local business environment.

H.E. Saif Mohamed Al Hajeri, Chairman of ADCED, said: “Implemented in response to the directives of H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, the ‘Sharaka’ initiative aims to support the growth of the private sector and enhance the ease of doing business in Abu Dhabi. The initiative underscores our commitment to help unify government services to bring happiness to the people and assist investors in their activities as we strive to modernize the business environment in Abu Dhabi.”

H.E. Al Hajeri added: “The Abu Dhabi Government’s ongoing campaigns to enhance the business environment in the capital is aligned with the Abu Dhabi Government Accelerators Programme ‘Ghadan 21’. The Programme falls in line with our wise leadership’s vision to establish a thriving and competitive business environment, consolidate investments and support economic diversification policies. By linking ‘Sharaka’ platform to ‘TAMM’, ADCED will be able to form a direct and reliable communication system between government entities and the private sector in a bid to protect their rights, ensure payment of dues, and enhance collaboration among relevant authorities in Abu Dhabi.”

H.E. Dr. Rauda Al Saadi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Smart Solutions and Services Authority (ADSSSA), said that Abu Dhabi continues to be at the forefront of digital transformation process under the guidance and unwavering support of the country’s wise leaders, who envision a globally competitive and innovation- and knowledge-driven local economy. She emphasized the importance of collaboration between government entities as one of ADSSSA’s core pillars in the implementation of Abu Dhabi’s digital transformation strategy and in further strengthening Abu Dhabi’s digital infrastructure.

H.E Al Saadi added: “In partnership with government entities concerned in Abu Dhabi, we will continue to develop and deliver seamless, proactive, and highly efficient government services on top of our ongoing endeavors to help build an investor-friendly environment in the capital, in line with the objectives of the Abu Dhabi Government Accelerators Programme 'Ghadan21'".

She commended the Abu Dhabi Council for Economic Development for supporting the government’s digital transformation efforts, saying that both the Authority and the Council share the same aspiration of enriching customers’ experience, ensuring excellence in services for businesses and investors, and enhancing people’s quality of life.

The ‘Sharaka’ initiative aims at building a trusted communication mechanism based on the concepts of transparency, responsiveness, and constructive dialogue by implementing a set of criteria that ensures appropriate and timely billing and settlement of payments. To boost the business environment in the emirate, ‘Sharaka’ is now working towards becoming a platform that moderates interaction and facilitates communication such as comments, complaints, and suggestions between the public and the private sectors.

‘TAMM’ embodies the Abu Dhabi Government’s vision to enhance government performance and provide technology-driven services to all citizens, residents, visitors, and investors. TAMM is a single platform that provides access to all government services in Abu Dhabi. Accessible anytime, anywhere, the platform provides an easy and convenient experience to encourage investors, entrepreneurs, and companies seeking to establish their businesses in the emirate.

It is noteworthy that the Abu Dhabi Executive Council issued recently instructions to all government entities to pay suppliers within 30 days of receipt of invoices. The decision is an important step towards improving the competitiveness level of the local business environment and attracting more foreign investments to Abu Dhabi.

The decision emphasizes the government’s commitment towards promoting a public-private partnership to establish a competitive and investment-friendly environment and promote a myriad of local economic opportunities. The government’s vision is to make Abu Dhabi an influential economic power at the regional and global levels.

Background Information

Abu Dhabi Council for Economic Development

Acting as an economic policy advisory council, Abu Dhabi Council for Economic Development (ADCED) was established in May 2006 to facilitate economic diversification and growth through creating greater understanding, cooperation and engagement between the public and private sectors of the emirate of Abu Dhabi. ADCED main objective is to bring together business and government leaders with the aim of making Abu Dhabi an international economic hub, boasting a world-class economic environment with sustainable growth.

The Council is chaired by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Chairman of the Executive Council; the Vice Chairman is HH Sheikh Hamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince Court Chairman. The board includes members of The Executive Council, Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ADCCI), the Private Sector and representatives of Business Councils.

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