SEDD carries on Signboard Permits Electronically

  • Tuesday 20, June 2017 in 3:04 PM
  • Sultan Abdullah bin Hadda Al Suwaidi
Sharjah24: Sharjah Economic Development Department “SEDD” stated that the e-service related to signboard permits was launched in November last year in order aims to ease procedures on the public.

This service is considered a quantum leap in simplifying procedures which is reflected on the emirate’s competitiveness in the business environment. 

Commenting on such service, Sultan Abdullah bin Hadda Al Suwaidi, SEDD Chairman, stressed that the Department works continuously to promote its strategy that aims to strengthen creativity and innovation. These two elements can be achieved through the usage of the latest technological tools, provision of human, material and technical capabilities, and developing as well as introducing all that is new in the field of e-services thus to ease procedures. He added that this service comes in line with the government’s vision to create an integrated digital environment and to support the smart transformation process in order to apply the concept of smart government. 

From his side, Fahad Al Khamiri, Director of Licensing and Registration Department at SEDD, pointed out that such technology enabled the facilities that conduct calligraphy, or install signboards and advertisements to submit applications and complete transactions at any place and time without the need to visit the Department. 

Also, the percentage of the use of electronic services investors doubled from January to May in 2017 compared to the same period last year. These permits hit 497 ones in 2017 whereas they reached 238 ones in the same period last year. 

It is worth mentioning that this service aims to facilitate and shorten the procedure of issuing the signboards on investors. The investor can complete the needed transactions by going to the approved calligraphers which save their time and efforts. In addition, this service reinforce another service that is concerned about protecting the Arabic Language which is “Together we Protect Our Language”.  This other service provides direct follow-up to the process of issuing signboards and ensuring that they are free from spelling errors before and after installation.