NCS Group to deliver new standards of ICT excellence for the people of Oman

Singapore, July 4, 2007

NCS to develop a service delivery portal for the Government of Oman

NCS Group, a leading regional information technology and communications engineering service provider in Asia Pacific and Middle East regions, today announced that it has signed a multi-million dollar deal with Information Technology Authority (ITA), Oman, to develop the Ubar Portal.

In a move towards a truly “Digital Oman”, the Ubar Portal will serve as the new service delivery platform that connects the citizens and government of Oman.

NCS Group, the largest ICT service provider for the Singapore Government has been tasked with the design, delivery, implementation and maintenance of the Ubar Portal over a five year period. Upon completion, the citizens of Oman will be able to connect and access government information and services online, via the portal itself or via different channels such as other government websites, kiosks and even via mobile phones.

At the signing ceremony, Mr H.E. Mohammed Nasser Al-Khasibi, Secretary General, Ministry of National Economy, Sultanate of Oman and Chairman of ITA board commented: “The Ubar Portal is one of the key initiatives under the Digital Oman program. We are very pleased to have NCS Group as our partner and we are confident that NCS, with its tremendous history of ICT delivery for the Singapore Government, has the technical competence to deliver a world-class portal infrastructure that will bring about the benefits of ICT to the citizens of Oman”

He continued: “More importantly, through this strategic partnership, NCS Group will be sharing its experience and expertise with the ITA team in the areas of application development and e-Government to deliver new standards of ICT excellence to the people of Oman”

Dr Chong Yoke Sin, CEO, NCS Group said “We are pleased and excited to be part of the Digital Oman program initiative. With more than 25 years of proven public sector domain expertise throughout the Asia and Middle Eastern Regions, we are confident we can deliver new standards of ICT excellence which will benefit the government and citizens of Oman.”

“The Ubar Portal is designed with users in mind, providing a new standard of ease and convenience, yet the highly customisable user interfaces operate without compromising confidentiality and security.”

With a new world class Service Delivery Platform in place, Oman’s various government agencies will be able to develop and roll out a wide range of new e-Services in a shorter timeframe, reducing service delivery costs to Government and enhancing service delivery standards to Citizens.

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About NCS

NCS is a member of the Singtel Group and the leading information, communications and technology (ICT) service provider with presence in over 20 countries. NCS delivers end-to-end ICT solutions to help governments and enterprises realise business value through digital transformation and the innovative use of technology. Its unique delivery capabilities include consulting, applications development, systems integration, outsourcing, infrastructure management and portal solutions.