MINISTRY OF MUNICIPALITY AND ENVIRONMENT LAUNCHES E-INSPECTION PROGRAM

Doha, – The Ministry of Municipality and Environment represented by the Center for Environmental and Municipal Studies Institute and the Center for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) on Sunday launched an “Electronic Inspection” program for inspectors and supervisors of the Ministry, in the framework of achieving its vision and objectives on the implementation of e-government systems in the public sector.

This program will contribute to raising the efficiency and quality of services provided by the Ministry to the community in line with Qatar National Vision 2030 and the National Development Strategy 2017-2022.

Dr Mohammad bin Saif Al-Kuwari, Head of the Environmental and Municipal Studies Institute, said the new e-application aims to increase the skills of the Ministry’s inspectors to inspect the implementation of legal regulations on food-safety, constructions, buildings, hygiene, environment, farms, livestock, fisheries and others.

For his part, Assistant Director of the GIS Center, Amer Al Humaidi, said the e- program prepared by the Center helps inspectors save time and speed up the procedures and decision-making, he stressed.

The program features data about the facility and easily infer its location taking into account its linkage with the Ministry of Economy and Trade as the competent authority to issue the licenses through the link (online).

The e-program implements all stages of inspection by introducing violations and the applicable laws, calculating fines, in addition to taking pictures and video of the violations and linking them to the violation control records through interconnected databases.

It also features digital maps and sends warnings and notices of irregularity via e-mail. The program enables the Ministry of Municipality and Environment to have an electronic database of all facilities in the country.

As a first step, 106 in the municipalities’ food inspectors will be trained in theory and practice in the field of electronic inspection. (QNA)

Source: Qatar News Agency