In line with the Kingdom of Bahrain’s commitment to develop its geospatial information sector, the newly formed National Committee for Geospatial Information Governance (NCGIG) held its inaugural meeting remotely via video conference. The committee’s formation implements Edict (21) of 2021, which was issued by the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa. Speaking on behalf of the committee, Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) Chief Executive and NCGIG Chairman, Mohammed Ali Al Qaed expressed his gratitude to the Crown Prince and Prime Minister for his trust in this important national committee, and to Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Ministerial Committee for Development and Infrastructure Projects, H.H. Shaikh Khalid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa for his support, assuring them that the committee will perform its duties to the best of its abilities, particularly in matters related to Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Mr. Al Qaed welcomed representatives of ministries and other government entities, wishing them the best in their tenures as committee members. He emphasized the role of the committee in supporting infrastructural projects and services, while providing accurate information. He also highlighted the importance of strengthening cooperation between different government entities and ensuring that ...read more...