27-10-2013 10:34 PM
Baghdad (news) .. discussed the Supreme Committee for the reform of the ration card system headed by the Secretary General of the Council of Ministers Offers Iraqi banks and the World Food Programme (WFP) on the use of the smart card instead of the current card. This came in an expanded meeting chaired by the Secretary General and the Chairman of the Committee Ali Mohsen Ismail.
A statement by the Secretariat of the Council of Ministers received the Agency (news) copy of it: he has discussed firm deals peace and Rafidain and Rasheed and Trade Bank of Iraq in addition to Show World Food Programme, and took up these offers use of smart card technology at the national level rather than the ration card current, which approved by the Council of Ministers, including achieve the flexibility and organization for the distribution of the ration card items, in addition to activating the role of the private sector and competition.
The Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers to: that this technology will make it possible for citizens to ration card shops equipped with special, also enables the citizen to determine the choice of materials or cash as desired by the citizens.
The Secretary-General: This project achieves construction of a centralized database using databases, open source, characterized by high efficiency and speed of data retrieval and compatibility to work with the technology of mobile and smart cards and online portals, and provides data and statistics, accurate and timely in order to control and improve performance.
He continued: a smart card system for ration material creates a spirit of competition between shops in the provision of good qualities, as it allows the citizen has the freedom to choose where the markets and the type of material. He praised the secretary general of the Council of Ministers, the role of the World Food Programme (WFP) in support of the government through its experience with other countries. The statement added: The representative of the World Food Program, said during the meeting: that the role of the World Food Program Inc. (MasterCard) will be limited to providing technical support to enhance the efforts of the government and in support of the Government's vision long-term ration card system to provide social protection system effective, which aims to him Strategy reform of the ration card system. It is scheduled to begin the first step in the selection of a limited number of selected families receive material through stores equipped with the necessary equipment for a period of 4 months and then the application is being expanded. As it is expected to begin mass application in the first quarter of 2015. / End / o