Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Centre (ADSIC) and Zakat Fund signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in the field of spatial data.
The Zakat Fund since its establishment in 2003 has received more than Dh220 million in payments and last year the fund received about Dh69 million, according to Abdullah Bin Oqeidah Al Muheiry, General Secretary, Zakat Fund. Al Muheiry added, “The cooperation with ADSIC is a practical translation of the principles of the federal government to strengthen ties with local institutions. We are keen to provide modern means to submit the Zakat to all Muslims in the world through the Abu Dhabi e-Government Portal.”
Rashed Lahej Al Mansouri, Director General, ADSIC, said, “The agreement offers various methods for those who want to contribute to charitable causes. One can browse the geospatial portal (geoportal.abudhabi.ae) and find all the places where there are machines in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and the Western Region. Afterwards, he can locate the nearest place to his residence and go directly to it or donate at his convenience by browsing the Abu Dhabi e-Government Portal (abudhabi.ae).”
“At a later stage, a geospatial application will be launched to browse all of those services on the Zakat Fund’s website, which will be announced in due course,” Al Mansouri added.