The Saudi Ministry of Interior showcases its technical capabilities to facilitate procedures and raise the quality of life
Saudi Arabia has taken steady and rapid steps in using technology, artificial intelligence applications, and digital solutions to serve citizens, residents, and visitors to the country, including pilgrims, Umrah pilgrims, and tourists, with the aim of facilitating procedures and preserving people, while enhancing traffic safety, quality of life, and environmental security, in accordance with the objectives of the “Kingdom’s Vision 2030.”
The Ministry of Interior is considered one of the advanced ministries, not unlike its counterparts in the country, but rather it has transcended borders and geography through its reliance on technology to provide high-quality services to individuals and to the government and business sectors through “Absher Individuals, Absher Business, Absher Government,” and reviewing the “Salama” portal service. Electronic service to serve private sector establishments; To facilitate various licensing procedures electronically.
Visitors to the “Cityscape International” exhibition held in the capital, Riyadh, which showcases “Saudi Vision 2030” projects, were able to learn directly about the services provided by the Ministry of Interior and the technology it relies on in conducting business and completing procedures, and the Ministry of Interior’s investment in technology and harnessing it to serve humanity and develop capital. Human.
Artificial intelligence assisting the human cadres of the General Traffic Department contributed to reducing road accident deaths by 35 percent over the past five years, while Saudi Arabia seeks to reach the global goal of reducing road deaths to 50 percent by 2030.
The official spokesman for the General Traffic Department, Colonel Mansour bin Obaid Al Shukra, said that the Ministry of Interior, represented by Public Security (the General Traffic Department), has made great efforts to achieve traffic safety requirements by using artificial intelligence to monitor and track the locations of accidents (black spots) in the field, and develop solutions. Control and engineering, as deaths decreased from 9,311 in 2016 to 6,651 in 2021, according to what was announced by the World Health Organization.
Colonel Al Shukra added that the Kingdom, with the support of its wise leadership, seeks to achieve another achievement by reaching the global goal of reducing road accident deaths by 50 percent by 2030 through the combined efforts of the Ministerial Committee for Traffic Safety system with the support of the traffic safety committees in the emirates of the regions and the concerned authorities. After it succeeded in enhancing traffic safety by reducing road accident deaths by 35 percent over the past five years.
The “Absher” platform, with its two sides (individuals and businesses), is one of the tales and stories that are told today and tomorrow, about the renaissance and progress that Saudi Arabia is experiencing, and the qualitative shift in adapting technology with the aim of ensuring a high quality of life for the residents and visitors of the Kingdom, which was confirmed by the official spokesman for the platform, that the beneficiary Through “Absher Business”, he can complete the procedures of his establishments in terms of employees, as well as the vehicles of his establishments, with ease and ease. The aim of the platform is to facilitate and facilitate the implementation of operations for establishment owners by harnessing and adapting the latest technologies, in a way that provides a distinct user experience, in an effort to create a stimulating environment in Business sector.
Tariq Al-Hamid explained that the Ministry of Interior’s pavilion at the “Cityscape International” exhibition bears the title “Safety and Growth,” and highlights security and sustainable development in cities, and achieving “Saudi Vision 2030” through humanizing cities, improving the urban landscape, and improving the services provided. Pointing out that the “Absher Business” electronic platform serves establishment owners in the Kingdom, and enables them to carry out their electronic transactions for their establishments quickly and safely. Through this, the “Absher Business” platform was launched, including the most important services that the platform’s customers need.
Two seconds to reply
Many of us do not realize the importance of time in all work, but that is completely different at the National Security Operations Center, which participates in the pavilion of the Ministry of Interior. Two seconds are enough to respond and follow up on any call that comes to the center.
This process is carried out from the unified emergency number (911) allocated to everyone (community members and residents), as emergency calls are received within a time not exceeding two seconds per call, and then transferred after recording the information to the relevant authorities in a period not exceeding 45 seconds, to deal with the situation quickly and directly. Ensures the integrity of the case or provides feedback on the submitted inquiry in a short time.
One of the things that attracted visitors at the global event of the Ministry of Interior’s pavilion was the direct display of its mechanisms and equipment in various sectors, including the mechanisms of the Special Forces for Environmental Security, which they use to protect and monitor parks, rugged places, valleys, mountains, and reserves, and to review their role in environmental systems and security surveillance. ; To protect wildlife and the natural balance between its components.
These different mechanisms, in their general appearance and internal equipment, were the subject of many visitors’ inquiries about their role in limiting and stopping the destruction and vandalism of public places, and how this mechanism detects and tracks violators, as the Ministry of the Interior relies on it within a follow-up and control network supported by trained cadres preparing to maintain Safety of reserves and parks.
Technology was not only present in services, nor was it limited to one sector alone in the Ministry of Interior, which worked to develop all its sectors and facilitate its services, including the smart “robot” that the General Directorate of Civil Defense presented to visitors to the exhibition, which contributes significantly to fighting fires. As part of its technical solutions to preserve lives and property.
The smart robot is equipped with three openings for water and foam exits, and thermal cameras to provide clear images that it can handle accurately and quickly. The mobile “robot” works in firefighting operations that are difficult for individuals to reach, with the aim of enhancing their safety, especially in high-risk fires and areas that cannot be approached. Including high-voltage tasks, this contributes greatly to containing and controlling fires in a short time without risking personnel.
Smart security systems technologies specialized with artificial intelligence have been used to facilitate the tasks of enhancing security, safety, and public safety for members of society, by controlling security violations on the roads of the cities and governorates of the Kingdom, including “smart systems for security vehicles,” represented by the presence of external cameras, front and rear, and on the sides. ; To identify violators and document security cases, an internal camera for security documentation, and body cameras for the security man for audio and video security documentation, in addition to the latest artificial intelligence systems (Sawahir platform) in cooperation with the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA), which are cameras for real-time documentation of the entrances and exits of a number of Regions of the Kingdom are equipped with smart cameras for security, safety, and smooth traffic flow for citizens, residents, and visitors.
It is noteworthy that the Ministry of Interior, under the patronage of Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, and in the presence of the Director of Public Security, Lieutenant General Muhammad bin Abdullah Al-Bassami, graduated (Sunday) 9,400 security men who completed their military training in training cities in the regions of Riyadh, Makkah Al-Mukarramah, and Medina. Al-Munawwarah, the Eastern Province, Asir, and Al-Qassim.