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InfoHighway Awards 2019: EDB the first institution to reach the Millionth Query

The Ministry of Technology, Communication and Innovation (MTCI) has, during the InfoHighway Awards 2019, awarded the Economic Development Board (EDB) a certificate of recognition for outstanding contribution towards strengthening data sharing across Ministries and departments through the InfoHighway Platform.

The InfoHighway is a government owned infrastructure managed by the MTCI and enables sharing of data amongst agencies. The platform also received international recognition by winning the WSIS Award 2018 for projects related to E-government.

EDB was among the first public sector agency to onboard the InfoHighway and has significantly contributed towards improving the operational efficiency of the institution. As at date, the EDB has conducted over one million queries via its different E-Services.

The National Electronic Licensing System currently being implemented by the EDB also connects through InfoHighway, whereby NID details and companies’ information are validated electronically.