UAE interior ministry partners with Etisalat

UAE interior ministry partners with EtisalatThe Ministry of Interior has joined hands with the UAE telecom giant Etisalat to launch an array of new e-services ahead of the GITEX 2014 expo.

This step is in pursuance of their commitment to develop police services aimed at boosting community members’ security and safety, the duo said in a joint statement.

The announcement comes following the launch of a bundle of new services for users of the “Hemayati” application, which is designed primarily to enhance the safety and protection of children.

The application is now available for parents and concerned institutions in the various smartphone application stores; as a result of the cooperation and coordination between both sides.

Major General Nasser Lakhrebani Al Nuaimi, the secretary general of the Office of Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior and chairman of the Higher Committee for Child Protection at the Ministry of Interior, said the launch of a services bundle that support the deployment and use of the “Hemayati” application on smart phones across the UAE is the first sign of this joint and valuable collaboration.”

“The application, which can be activated by parents only, also allows them to manage their children’s subscription to relevant data bundles, which ensures the optimal use of smart devices,” he noted.

“These projects and initiatives would serve the ultimate goal of making the UAE one of the safest countries in the world by achieving a total sense of security and safety, and by reducing response time for emergency calls to just four minutes,” added Al Nuaimi.

Major General Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi, the director general of Central Operations at Abu Dhabi Police, said the “Hemayati” apps features secure specifications, due to its privacy policy. It helps to determine the whereabouts of children in case they go missing.

He also underlined that the development and sustainability of smart services are the most effective means to ensure customer satisfaction and to provide security enablers that would achieve the leadership’ vision intended to maintain national gains.

Etisalat CEO Saleh Al Abdooli expressed delight at the strategic partnership with the Ministry of Interior.

He underlined the unwavering commitment of Etisalat to enhance co-operation and integration, support child protection projects implemented by the Ministry of Interior and boost cyber security and awareness.

“We will be supporting and marketing future services and technology bundles at Gitex 2014, designed to provide security and safety for all community members. This approach stems out of Etisalat’s firm belief in its valuable societal role in enhancing individual and family security for all social classes,” added Al Abdooli.

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